Al Mawali said plans for Oman to join the world's spacefaring countries had begun in 2006. He also said a key indicator for his ministry was the Sultanates space programme, which is to be announced in 2021.
"We have to address the role of the private sector to this effect, and establish a company to launch the first satellite in 2024", he said. "There are practical advantages here for our national space programme, advanced technology, and artificial intelligence."
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