Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 8 / Trend H. Valiyev /
The Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Hamadoun Toure was re-elected for another term, ITU said.
The elections were held during the plenary session within the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, which started in Mexico on Oct. 4 and will run until October 22.
The delegates of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference unanimously supported Toure's candidacy, pointing to his significant achievements as the ITU head. Toure will lead the ITU over the next four years. The organization includes 193 countries.
After voting, Toure said that he will pay special attention to the development of broadband access and cyber security.
Azerbaijan nominated its candidacy for election to the ITU Board in the group of countries in the region "C". Earlier in the elections, Azerbaijan was unable to enter the Board in the group of countries in the region "C", gaining 57 votes. Elections were held in five regions: "A", "B", "C", "D" and "E".
Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, U.S, Canada, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela were chosen by region "A", France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Portugal and Turkey - region "B", Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Ukraine - region "C", Morocco, Senegal, Algeria, Nigeria, Mali, Tunisia, South Africa, Egypt, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tanzania and Cameroon - region "D", Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Australia - region "E".