The China-Arab States Center, the first overseas center of China’s original BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, was formally inaugurated this week in Tunisia. The BDS/GSS Center was established as a project between China and the Tunisia-based Arab Information and Communication Technology Organization or the so-called, AICTO, a well-known Arab Government organization, which is under the Arabian League, who aims to promote the worldwide application of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System. This statement is according to the director of China Satellite Navigation office, Ran Chengqi.
As what highlighted by the director, the said center can also serve both the platform and the window to showcase the BDS for promoting international cooperation and exchanges. AICTO’s secretary, Mohamed Ben Amor, welcomed the center and considered this as an exceptional technology project not only for the Arabian region but the entire world. According to Amor, the AICTO will intensify its support and assistance with China about satellite navigation to boost economic development and technological advancement in the region.
For Khalil Amiri, the secretary of the Tunisian scientific