South Korea said Sunday it has agreed with the U.S. to hold regular talks on space development starting next year.
The announcement came in line with President Park Geun-hye's visit to the U.S., where she agreed with U.S. President Barack Obama to push for exchanges in space development.
Park and Obama decided to seek the signing of a space cooperation agreement in the near future, with the regular meeting starting in the first half of 2016.
On Wednesday, Park visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, where she voiced hope that South Korea and the U.S.
will boost ties in lunar exploration and other space programs.
The Korea Aerospace Research Institute plans to join the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute of NASA this year, and take part in a joint study on Mars.
The Korea Meteorological Administration also agreed to deepen their ties with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in developing meteorological satellites. (Yonhap)