In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
It is a great honor for Islamic Republic of Iran to assume the charge of the Chairmanship of APSCO Council in 2015, after the successful completion of Chairmanship by People¡¯s Republic of China
On behalf of the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran and in my personal capacity as the new chairman of the esteemed council of APSCO, I would like to assure all Member States of my commitment to promote the spirit of cooperation in APSCO in order to achieve full success.
The spirit of cooperation in APSCO is high and the key to resolve any possible obstacle in our way to a bright future in space. The future I would like to ask you to think of, is to visualize APSCO logo in orbit and beyond on different space vessels and equipments. This is only done through cooperation and active participation of all member states. We will work together to make a bright successful future in space.
I hope that APSCO will continue to achieve its goals in capacity building and technology transfer and I hope during next two years we will see a very good progress in APSCO new multilateral cooperative activities, especially SMMS and SSS Constellations.
I hope APSCO would also work with China to take full advantage of One Belt-One Road Initiative to better fulfill APSCO missions.
To conclude, I would like to thank Chinese government for its great hospitality as the host government of APSCO, all APSCO Councilors and the Secretary General for their active contribution and support.
Prof. Mohsen Bahrami
President, Iranian Space Agency