26 July 2017, Dhakka, Bangladesh
On 26 July 2017, the Secretary-General of APSCO Dr. Li Xinjun and his delegations comprising Mr. Nasir Mahmood, Director-General External Relations & Legal Affairs Department, Mr. Nur Hossain Sharifee, the Deputy-Director-General Administration and Finance Department and Ms. Zhuping, Secretary of the Secretary-General of APSCO, visited Ministry of Defence (MoD), Dhakka, Bangladesh. The official meeting was attended by Mr. Akhter Hussain Bhuiya, Secretary MoD, senior officials from MoD, Chairman SPARRSO, Members of SPARRSO and the Secretary SPARRSO.
Mr. Akhter Hussain Bhuiya, Secretary-in-Charge MoD, welcomed the APSCO delegation. Dr. LI Xinjun, congratulated Mr. Akhter Hussain Bhuiya for his appointment as Secretary-in-Charge MoD and also his nomination as the Council Member of the APSCO Council from Member state Bangladesh.
An introductory presentation was made by MoD on the role and the organization of MoD. APSCO also made a presentation on its cooperative activities. The discussion was opened and matters of mutual cooperation and interest were discussed. Bangladesh showed keen interest in further cementing cooperation and dissemination of benefits to the Member States through APSCO cooperative activities. Both sides exchanged common views and interests.
Dr. Li Xinjun emphasized that multilateral cooperation in space science, space technology and its application, is to promote space capability and contribute towards sustainable development of in social and economic aspects in the Member States through peaceful uses of outer space.
Finally, Dr. Li Xinjun thanked MoD for facilitating the visit, and for their warm hospitality. He expressed his appreciation to MoD and the Government of Bangladesh for their continued strong support towards APSCO Activities and the work of Secretariat. After the Meeting, Dr. LI Xinjun visited the DSSP Training Class being Co-organized with SPARRSO during 24-27 July 2017 and awarded the Certificates of Participation.