Egypt Takes Part in Key ICT Meeting in South Korea

Egypt will take part in the the 19th Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14) of the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU), currently being held in Busan, South Korea.

The head of Egyptian telecom regulator will head an Egyptian delegation to the PP-14.

On the behalf of the Egyptian ICT Minister, Hisham Al-Alyali – Executive President of the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) – is set to give a keynote speech at the conference to present his country’s vision towards ICT issues.

Al-Alyali also plans to hold meetings with the ITU member states, to support Egypt’s bid to win ITU board membership.

Winning the ITU board membership for Africa seat would stress Egypt’s distinguished position in the ICT field internationally, and highlights the conviction by the ITU member states of the role Egypt has been playing in the ITU Board and its efficient participation for supporting its activities, initiatives and program.

The Plenipotentiary Conference, held every four years, , which acts as ITU general assembly, is to set the strategic direction of ITU, develop policies and recommendations that address the evolving needs of the union’s members, elect the senior management team, ITU Council members and members of Radio Regulation Board.

PP-14 is currently being held in Busan from October 20 to November 7 where ITU states will decide on the future role of the organisation, determining ITU’s ability to influence and affect the development of information and communication technologies worldwide.

The PP-14, the world’s largest meeting of international policymakers from the ICT sector, expected to attract around 3,000 participants, including heads of state and around 130 VIPs from over 160 countries, including government ministers and CEOs.