On the occasion of the 11th Anniversary of APSCO establishment, the Secretary-General Dr. Li Xinjun hosted New Year Reception in Beijing on December 19th, 2019.
The reception was started by the speech of honorable guest from the host country, the Vice Minister of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China, the Administrator of China National Space Administration (CNSA) H.E. Mr. Zhang Kejian. The Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, H.E. Mr. Abdülkadir Emin ?nen delivered a speech on behalf of all Member States. Afterwards, H.E. Major General Amer Nadeem, Chairman of Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Chairman of APSCO Council delivered a speech to welcome all the guests. At last, Secretary-General of APSCO, Dr. Li Xinjun reviewed the progress of the last year and expressed his gratitude to the international community and all partners for their great contribution to the sustainable development of the organization.
Meanwhile, APSCO signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Argentina National Space Activity Commission (CONAE), contract with China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA) on Data Sharing Service and Maintenance and cooperation agreement with Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) on Degree Education Programs of APSCO. These signed MoU, contract and agreement would facilitate the capacity building of APSCO Member States.
With the great pleasure, the Ambassador of Iran H.E. Mr. Mohammad Keshavarz, and Ambassador of Peru H.E. Luis Quesada were presented at the reception. Guests from more than 30 Embassies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of China, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China, Ministry of Commerce of China, China National Space Administration (CNSA), China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application (CRESDA) Beihang University, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), experts from Member States, and several Chinese space related partners in total more than 150 people participated the reception and looking forward to continued partnership.
APSCO will concretely enhance regional cooperation and APSCO's international influence towards promoting the organization's development.