First China – Arab States BDS Cooperation Forum
The first session of China-Arab States BDS* Cooperation Forum (CASBCF) will be jointly held by the China Satellite Navigation Office, the Office of Chinese Secretariat of China – Arab States Cooperation Forum, the Secretariat of the Arab League, and the Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization, in Shanghai, China, on May 24th, 2017.
This forum aimed to further promote China-Arab States cooperation in the satellite navigation field.
The participants from the Chinese side include heads and representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and other more than 40 administrations and enterprises related to BDS.
The participants from the Arab side include representatives from Secretariat of the League of Arab States, Beijing Mission of the Arab League, the Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Arab Civil Aviation Commission, and related administrations, academic organizations, research institutes, and enterprises from Arab states.
During the forum, the participants made presentations and exchanges, discussed the status quo of development, demands for cooperation, and future perspectives in the satellite navigation field both in China and the Arab states, from the aspects of infrastructure construction, technical research and development, applications and industrializations, education and training, etc. The representatives also visited the exhibition on application achievements of BDS, expressed satisfaction with the progress and outcome of cooperation, and looked forward to the potentials for follow-up cooperation.
During the forum, two agreements were signed between the Arab ICT Organization (AICTO) & China Satellite Navigation Office (CSNO) : the “joint statement of the First China-Arab States Cooperation Forum” and the “Agreement on the Co-Construction of Sino-Arab Beidou/GNSS Innovation Center”.
* BDS : The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System
More details : http://en.beidou.gov.cn