Mongolia to host the 13th Meeting of the Council of Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) in November 2019. The 12th Meeting of the Council of APSCO was held in Beijing, China from 11-13 November 2018 and made this decision.
Mr. Chinbat Baatarjav, Chairman of Communications and Information Technology Authority of Mongolia, hosted the Meeting as the Chairman of APSCO Council. The Council Members from Bangladesh, China, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey, and Observer State Mexico attended the Meeting. The 12th Meeting of APSCO Council approved the Budget for 2019 and reviewed financial and operational performance in 2017 as well as prepared a list of projects and programs to be continued in 2019 along with Feasibility Studies. During the Meeting, the APSCO Development Vision-2030 was approved by the Council. It becomes one of the highlighted and major achievements in the history of the APSCO’s development.
Within the framework of the educational programs, the 12th Meeting of APSCO Council approved cooperation Agreements on Degree Education with three top space-related Universities: NPU, HIT, and BUAA, and MoU with NPU on the establishment of APSCO-NPU Talents Training Base. Moreover, the Council approved another tripartite Agreement between CNSA-APSCO-CMA, on Application of FY Meteorological Satellite Data. This would help the member States to get accurate weather data for wide-ranging requirements.