Mexico and Brazil agree on greater collaboration in space matters: AEM

Mexico and Brazil agree on greater collaboration in space matters: AEM

MEXICO - The Mexican Space Agency (AEM) informed that it will strengthen Mexico-Brazil space collaboration through an agenda that will benefit both countries and the Latin American region.

In this sense, the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) and the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE), visited the AEM in the framework of the "VIII Meeting of the Mexico-Brazil Technical Cooperation Working Group".

"A great leap for Latin America begins, as this meeting will allow us to join efforts, share experiences, explore projects, and strengthen our relationship in the space theme," emphasized Salvador Landeros Ayala, director general of the AEM.

Márcia Alvarenga dos Santos, head of the AEB International Cooperation Office, affirmed "we will have a lot of synergy to develop human capital, Earth observation applications, space weather, and link our industries".

In alternating working sessions, both at the AEM and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), projects were developed and approved in key areas such as agriculture, emergency response, gender equality, digital inclusion, and space engineering.

It was agreed to develop a Mexico-Brazil initiative within the framework of the "Artemis Agreements" (both nations are part of the 42 signatory countries) in order to cooperate to establish a permanent human presence on the Moon.

The projects will be financed by the ABC and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) of the SRE, whose representative, Wendy Zea, emphasized that this will open up possibilities for the ingenuity of both countries, at the forefront of space exploration.