Lanka to enter agreements on the orbit frequency of a proposed SAARC Satellite

10 September 2015 - 73   - 0

  A proposal to enter into bi lateral agreements with SAARC member states, on the Orbit Frequency Coordination of a SAARC satellite launch, received approval by the cabinet of ministers. The proposal to develop and launch a SAARC satellite submitted by India, was earlier approved by the Heads of State/ Government of the SAARC member states, including Sri Lanka, at the 18th SAARC summit held in Kathmandu, Nepal on November 2014. Accordingly the satellite will be planned, processed and launched by India as a donation to the SAARC countries and it would be located in Eastern Longitude 48 to develop the relationship and to render required services to SAARC countries. Following the approval at the SAARC summit, India expected to enter into bilateral agreements with each country on Orbit Frequency Coordination of the proposed satellite. Accordingly, the proposal made by Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to sign the above bilateral agreement during the Indian visit of the Prime Minister, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

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