The Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) held its 10th Anniversary High-Level Forum of APSCO in Beijing on Nov. 14, with Chinese President Xi Jinping sending his congratulations on the group’s 10th anniversary. He called for more cooperation in space and exploration. More than 100 representatives from 24 countries and international organizations attended the forum.
The forum theme is "Community of Shared Future through Space Cooperation", focusing on promoting free and equal access to space technology and spatial data applications in developing countries, and promoting capacity building in developing countries through space cooperation and talent development, and promulgating the Development Vision-2030.
APSCO was established on 2008, and has eight members -- China, Bangladesh, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand and Turkey. Indonesia is a signatory, Mexico an observer and Egypt an associate member. APSCO is committed to promoting space capacity building for developing countries through resource sharing, providing a driving force for the sustainable social economic development of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, said Li Xinjun, APSCO secretary general.
During the forum, we were honored to interview Dr. Sergio Camacho-Lara, the Secretary General of the United Nations Regional Education Center of Science & Space Technology for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRECTEALC). Sergio's duties in CRECTEALC include planning workshops, organizing expert meetings, remote sensing, teaching courses in applications of satellite navigation, satellite meteorology and satellite communications. We discussed the benefits of cooperation among developing countries and young generation education of space science. Let's hear what he has to say about space science.
(Produced by Zhao Dantong, Yan Yiqiao, Yao Xia, Written by Yan Yiqiao)