Greece joins US-led Artemis Accords on space exploration
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Greek Foreign Minister Georgios Gerapetritis came together for a signing ceremony in Washington.
Blinken expressed satisfaction with the collaboration of the two countries in space, noting that the Artemis Accords is gaining increasing recognition.
Greece signed the documents as the 35th country to join the accords, following speeches by the two ministers.
Based on the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, the Artemis Accords is known as a multilateral, non-binding declaration of principles and rules to improve responsible exploration of space.
Among the principles of the accords are the registration of space objects, prevention of activity conflicts, sharing of scientific data and provision of emergency assistance.
The agreement was announced May 5, 2020.
NASA announced May 16, 2020, that it had signed agreements for the Artemis project with many countries.
Signatories of the Artemis Accords include not only the US and France but Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, according to the US State Department.