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APRSAF-15

The 15th Session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-15) Hanoi & Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, Dec 9-12, 2008

Overview

  • Opening Remarks
    Prof. Nguyen Khoa Son Chairman, National Research Program on Space Science and Technology, Vietnam
  • Opening Remarks
    Prof. Hiroki Matsuo Chairman, Space Activities Commission, MEXT, Japan
  • Opening Speech
    Prof. Chau Van Minh President, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam
  • Key Note Address
    Mr. Toshio Yamauchi Senior Vice Minister Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan
  • Key Note Address
    Dr. Le Dinh Tien Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam

The fifteenth session of the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF-15), under the main theme entitled "Space for Sustainable Development" was successfully closed its 4-Day programme on 12th December 2008, at the Saigon Halong Hotel, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

Jointly organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST, Vietnam), the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST, Vietnam), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT, Japan) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA, Japan), APRSAF-15 gathered more than 200 participants from 20 courtiers and 6 regional and international organizations.

At the Plenary session on Day-3, following the two Opening Remarks by Prof. Nguyen Khoa Son, Chairman of the National Research Program on Space Science and Technology, VAST and Prof. Hiroki Matsuo, Chairman of the Space Activities Commission, MEXT, the Opening Speech was expressed by Prof. Chau Van Minh, President of the VAST, and the two Keynote Address were delivered by Mr. Toshio Yamauchi, Senior Vice Minister of the MEXT and Dr. Le Dinh Tien, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology Vietnam, respectively.

It was agreed at the plenary that the next Session, APRSAF-16, will take place in Thailand.

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