23 October 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11878

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General congratulates India for successful spacecraft launch


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General warmly congratulates the Government and people of India for the successful launching of the Chandrayaan 1 spacecraft.  This achievement is yet another manifestation of the importance that India attaches to the quest for knowledge and scientific advancement.  The Secretary-General is confident that this mission and its scientific research will make a valuable contribution to India’s continued development and to human progress.


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