It is a great honor and privilege for Mongolia and for me to assume the charge of the Chairmanship of APSCO Council in 2017, after the successful completion of Chairmanship by Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) is the only inter-governmental space cooperation organization in Asia-Pacific region, which can play as a necessary driver for bringing the growing number of benefits derived from space science and technology applications to its member countries in their common pursuit of attaining the objectives of the APSCO.
Since the establishment of APSCO, it has been successfully fulfilling its objectives by developing truly fruitful cooperation among member states as well as with other UN member countries.
On behalf of the Government of Mongolia, I, as the new Chairman of the council of APSCO, would like to assure all Member States of my commitment to promote the spirit of cooperation in APSCO in order to continue these successes and achievements.
I have no doubt that the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) will become a leading gateway to space with joint efforts and heartfelt devotes of member countries. I would like to especially thank Chinese government for its great hospitality and contribution on the APSCO's activities.
To conclude, I wish all Member States and the Secretariat make joint efforts to keep the APSCO spirit alive and flourish it throughout the world.
Mr. Chinbat Baatarjav
Chairman of APSCO Council