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NASA and Republic of Korea Representatives Hold Bilateral Meeting
12.03.10
 
Members of the NASA and Republic of Korea delegation celebrate the completion of a successful bilateral meeting with the signing of the meeting’s minutes. Members of the NASA and Republic of Korea delegation celebrate the completion of a successful bilateral meeting with the signing of the meeting’s minutes by Dae-Soo Yoon, Republic of Korea's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Director General, Big Science Policy Bureau and NASA Associate Administrator Michael F. O'Brien. Credit: NASA/Paul Alers.
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A delegation from the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), headed by Director General Dae-Soo Yoon, and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute, led by Director Chin-Young Hwang, visited NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on De. 1, 2010, for the 2010 MEST-NASA bilateral meeting. During the meeting, which was hosted by Michael O’Brien, NASA Associate Administrator for International and Interagency Relations, NASA and MEST reviewed the progress of cooperative activities over the past year and discussed plans for future cooperation.

“It was an honor to host our Republic of Korea colleagues for this bilateral meeting,” said O'Brien. “Our agencies are enthusiastic about the two agreements we recently signed and look forward to the concrete collaboration that will result. Our discussions identified potential areas of additional cooperation which look very promising.”

Over the past two years, MEST and NASA have taken steps to strengthen aerospace cooperation between the United States and Korea, including: signing a Joint Statement of Intent for Cooperation in Civil Space and Aeronautics Activities; convening the MEST-NASA Bilateral Meeting; drafting a NASA-MEST Joint Report Regarding Potential Opportunities for Enhanced Cooperation; and signing international agreements in the areas of space geodesy, solar and space physics and space weather research.

For more information about NASA’s Office of International and Interagency Relations please go to: http://oiir.hq.nasa.gov/ .