President Ghani Hails Launch of South Asia Satellite

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday took part in celebrating the launch of the satellite for South Asia through a video conference, a presidential statement said on Saturday.
According to the statement, President Ghani congratulated the Indian Space Department on the successful launch of South Asian Satellite, hailing it as a large step toward regional cooperation.
President Ghani noted South Asia was one of the least integrated regions in the world. “South Asia today has taken a giant step towards regional integration,” he said.
The South Asia Satellite will offer participating countries YV services and communications technology for bank ATMs and e-governance, and may even serve as a backup for cellular networks, the statement added.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives signed up to make use of the satellite.

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