U.S.-Saudi Arabia Joint Statement Includes Space Cooperation
On July 15, 2022, during President Joe Biden’s meetings with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia released the Jeddah Communique, a joint statement on the U.S.-Saudi strategic partnership. Among other things, the joint statement calls for enhanced cooperation in space, including space commerce:
The two sides further welcomed the enhancement of cooperation in all fields of space exploration, including human spaceflight, earth observation, commercial and regulatory development, and responsible behavior in outer space. President Biden welcomed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signing the Artemis Accords and applauded the Kingdom for affirming its commitment to the responsible, peaceful, and sustainable exploration and use of outer space.