24 July 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
On 24th July 2017, the Secretary-General of APSCO£¬Dr. Li Xinjun and his delegations comprising Mr. Nasir Mahmood, Director-General, External Relations & Legal Affairs Department, Dr. Manop Aorpimai, Director-General, Strategic Planning and Program Management Department, and Ms. Zhu Ping, Secretary of the Secretary-General of APSCO, visited Office of the National Digital Economy and Society Commission (ONDE) of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDE) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Ms. Vunnaporn Devahastin, the Secretary-General of ONDE, welcomed the APSCO delegation. The official meeting, was also attended by Ms. Patima Arphasilp, Executive Director Space Affairs Bureau, Ms. Supapan Throngtorsak, Ms. Wilawan Pipatjirattikal and Mr. Banpot Sukprapuet from the Space Affairs Bureau. Dr. LI Xinjun congratulated Ms. Vunnaporn Devahastin for her nomination as the Council Member of APSCO. He apprised the Meeting that the nominations for various activities from Thailand are of high caliber, as is evident from winning Grand Prize during ¡°APSCO Youth Space Context-2017¡±.
During the Meeting, APSCO¡¯s Cooperative Activities were discussed in detail. Ms. Vunnaporn Devahastin showed keen interest for in Education and Training Activities of APSCO. She discussed the prospects of enhancing the scope of participation in these activities. Both sides also exchanged common views and interests.
Dr. Li Xinjun emphasized that multilateral cooperation in space science, space technology and its application, is to promote the space capability of APSCO Member States and to extend benefit towards sustainable development in social and economic aspects through peaceful uses of outer space.
Finally, Dr. Li Xinjun thanked MDE and expressed his appreciation for the Government of Thailand for their strong support for the APSCO Activities.