At the invitation of Dr. Li Xinjun, the Secretary-General of APSCO, the former Director-General of United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA), Dr. Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian Astrophysicist, and the former Chairperson of Malaysian Space Agency, visited APSCO Headquarters in Beijing on March 10, 2017.
Dr. Li Xinjun welcomed the distinguished guest in APSCO Headquarters and thanked her for sparing time for the visit. Dr. Mazlan Othman, reciprocated and thanked Dr. Li Xinjun and all the staff of APSCO Secretariat to provide her this opportunity to visit the prestigious Organization.
Mr. Nasir Mahmood, the Director-General of the Department of External Relations and Legal Affairs made a presentation about APSCO, covering the on-going activities of APSCO. Dr. Othman was quite appreciative of the scope and nature of cooperative activities and the quality of Cooperative projects in APSCO. She expressed hope that her country Malaysia, seeing the benefits from APSCO platform, might consider its options to join APSCO. She expressed her willingness to coordinate with the relevant authorities in Malaysia, for a pragmatic analysis of Membership with APSCO, for which, APSCO could provide basic documents and projected calculations on Malaysia¡¯s financial obligations as a full Member State. Dr. Othman visited APSCO Education & Training Center (ETC) and APSCO Exhibition Hall, both located within the Secretariat premises. She also gave some valuable suggestions on the sustainable development of the Organization.