On January 15, 2018, APSCO New Year Reception was arranged in the honor of the Member States of APSCO, cooperating states and its Partner Organizations, Institutions and Universities.
Dr. Li Xinjun, the Secretary-General of APSCO welcomed the guests and presented an overview of the cooperative activities of APSCO, expressed his gratitude to Member State Goverments for their unflinching support. The Ambassador of Mongolia H.E. Mr. Damba Ganthuyag made a speech on behalf of the country of the currently elected Chairman of APSCO Council. He appreciated sustained hard work and effort made by the secretariat of APSCO to meet the objectives of the Organization. The Ambassador of Pakistan H.E. Mr. Masood Khalid spoke on behalf of the Member States. He highlighted the cooperative achievements of APSCO in the past year and stressed on more broadened multi-lateral cooperation with more benefits shared with the Member States in the coming decades. Mr. Yang Baohua, the Vice President of IAF and CASC, was also invited to speak on the occasion. He expressed the willingness to have partnership cooperation with APSCO. The Secretary-General of China National Space Administration (CNSA) also made a speech on behalf of the Host Country Government of China, expressing his hope for a bright future for APSCO and giving the New Year regards to all guests.
The Ambassador of Argentina, Diplomats from all Member States, Indonesia, Egypt, South Africa, New Zeeland, Algeria, Venezuela, Belarus, Vietnam, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and space-relevant authorities and partners also joined this reception, marking the beginning of the 10th year of APSCO establishment.