PARIS, June 9 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says it has signed an agreement with Slovenia, confirming closer cooperation between it and that nation's government.
The agreement, announced Monday, was signed May 28 by the ESA Director of Legal Affairs Rene Oosterlinck and Solvenian Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Mojca Kucler Dolinar.
During the ceremony, Slovenia Prime Minister Janez Jansa welcomed the ESA delegation and confirmed support for the agreement.
Slovenia is the second recent European Union state to sign a cooperation agreement with ESA. Estonia did so in June 2007.