Debut space forum held in Dubai

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the first session of the Project Space Forum at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Tuesday.

Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, accompanied him. Shaikh Mohammed also toured the museum of the centre, and was briefed about some of its components.

The two-day event, being organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) is being held under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the MBRSC.

Shaikh Mohammed hailed the forum which is, he said, “a global platform that gathers scientists across the globe together with Emirati youth in this field, who will benefit from the participating experts’ experiences.

Shaikh Mohammed also expressed his pride at the Emirati youth and his own and all national institutions’ support for them in order to maintain their aspirations to keep pace with international levels in this strategic sector, which is given wide attention and continuous follow up by the country.

Prof Noureldine Malak from the University of Massachusetts in Boston spoke about the scientific discoveries for incurable diseases and therapies since the era of the Arabic scholar Ibn Al Haytham, about 1,000 years ago. He also spoke about the latest developments and solutions in the medical treatment for these diseases that are still subject to a number of scientific research and studies.

The session was also attended by Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Emirates Group; Shaikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, son of Dubai Ruler; Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, director-general of the department of protocol and hospitality in Dubai, Major-General Talal Humaid Belhoul, and Yousuf Al Shaibani, director-general of MBRSC, along with others

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