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Monday, 20.05.2013, 23:56
Lithuania signs agreement with European Space Agency
The agreement was concluded during the international conference Space Economy in the Multipolar World that is taking place in Vilnius on October 6-8.
The conference is organized by the Lithuanian Association of Space together with Vilnius University, Kaunas University of Technology and the Economy Ministry.
The agreement allows Lithuanian scientists and business people to receive scientific, technical and organizational assistance from ESA experts without any financial commitment.
The agreement was signed by Economy Minister Dainius Kreivys and ESA Director of Legal Affairs and External Relations Peter Hulsroj.
"Cooperation with the European Space Agency and its membership will provide an opportunity for Lithuania to take part in creating and applying the most advanced technologies. This will ensure better Lithuanian high-tech industrial development and increase the competitiveness of the country. What is more, the membership of the European Space Agency will guarantee the return on investment in research and development," Economy Minister Kreivys said.
The ongoing international conference in Vilnius is attended by the representatives of the United States, Finland, Germany, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Denmark and other countries.