On 14th December 2017, Dr. Li Xinjun, the Secretary-General of APSCO and his delegations comprising Ms. Sun Qing, Director-General Administration and Finance Department; and Dr. Manop Aorpimai, Director-General Strategic Planning and Program Management Department; 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 and the Council Member of APSCO, welcomed the APSCO delegation. The official meeting was also attended by Mr. Banpot Sukprapuet from the Space Affairs Bureau. During the Meeting, APSCO¡¯s Cooperative Activities were discussed in detail. 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. Dr. Li Xinjun thanked MDE and expressed his gratitude for the Government of Thailand for their strong support for all APSCO Activities, especially the Ka-Band Rain Attenuation Modeling Project that was led by Thailand, and has just been closed out with very fruitful outcomes, bringing benefits to APSCO Member States. Ms. Vunnaporn Devahastin showed keen interest in MASTA/DOCTA Education Program, and Training Activities of APSCO. She discussed the prospects of enhancing the scope of participation in these activities. She also assured APSCO of full support from MDE particularly towards Basic Activities of APSCO.