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China launches first Algerian communications satellite




(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Beijing, Dec.10 (Petra) -- A Chinese-built telecom satellite for Algeria was successfully launched Monday dawn aboard a Long March 3B rocket, heading toward a perch more than 22,000 miles over the equator to provide T.V broadcasts, broadband internet, remote education and emergency communications services.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika exchanged congratulatory messages on the successful launch of Alcomsat-1 in the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China's southwestern province of Sichuan .

In his message, Xi pointed out that the project of Alcomsat-1, Algeria's first communications satellite, is an important manifestation of the China-Algeria comprehensive strategic partnership, noting that cooperation in aerospace between the two countries will continue to play an important role in promoting Algeria's economic development, improvement of its people's livelihood and social progress.

The year of 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Algeria, Xi said, adding that Beijing is willing to work with Algeria to strengthen ties and cooperation in various fields, promote the in-depth development of the comprehensive strategic partnership for the interest of the two countries .

Bouteflika said in his message that the successful launch of Alcomsat-1 is a remarkable achievement in aerospace cooperation between Algeria and China, which reflects the deep traditional friendship between the two countries.

Algeria is willing to work with China to jointly promote cooperation in various fields to achieve more success, he added.

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11/12/2017 - 08:49:24 AM

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China launches first Algerian communications satellite

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