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Sun Weide attends the signing ceremony of PALAPA-N1 Communicate Satellite Agreement

On 17 May, Mr. Sun Weide, Charge d’Affaires ad interim and Minister Counselor attended the signing ceremony of PALAPA-N1 Communicate Satellite Agreement between China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) and PT. Palapa Satelit Nusa Sejahtera (PSNS) .

In his remarks,Mr. Sun said that China-Indonesia bilateral cooperation in developing PALAPA-N1 communication satellite would effectively enhance Indonesia's satellite communication and interconnection and help boost economic and social development. Just two days ago, President Joko Widodo attended the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing and had his 6th bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Both presidents agreed to further deepen bilateral cooperation under the framework of Belt and Road Initiative. The signing of the important agreement would bring space cooperation to new highlights and set an example for our mutually beneficial partnership.

H.E. Mr. Rudiantara, Minister of Communication and Information, Mr. Yang Baohua,Deputy General Manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation,Mr. Yin Liming, President of China Great Wall Industry Corporation and around 300 representatives from Asia-Pacific countries, attended this event.

According to the agreement, CGWIC will provide a service package including the satellite manufacturing, launch services, ground system, insurance and financing-support. The PALAPA-N1 Communicate Satellite will be handed over during the first half of 2020.

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