Prime Minister greets Chinese Counterpart on the Successful Launch of Shenzhou IX Spacecraft

Islamabad, July 05, 2012 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has sent a message of greetings to Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Wen Jiabao, on the successful launch of Shenzhou IX spacecraft.

In his message, the Prime Minister said “My special praise is for the scientists who are involved in this project, especially the three astronauts who have created history by manually docking the spacecraft with the Tiangong-I space lab module. Their professionalism and dedication is praiseworthy.

Excellency, we are proud that China is making rapid strides in the development of space technology which would bring enormous benefits for the whole world, especially the developing nations. China has always achieved in the shortest possible time what others have failed – launch and docking of Shenzhou IX spacecraft is one such example.

Pakistan would like to forge closer space cooperation with your great country and learn from your experience. We are thankful to China for helping us build and launch PAKSAT-IR satellite. Hopefully, with your support we would be able to launch a Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite soon.

My heartiest felicitations once again to you on the historic launch of Shenzhou IX spacecraft. .”

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