Azerbaijan Completes its Participation in ITU Plenipotentiary
The delegation of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Communications & Information Technology concludes its participation in the 17th Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) held from 6-24 November in Turkey, Trend reports with reference to the same Ministry.
During the first days of the event, the Azerbaijani delegation was headed by the Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Ali Abbasov who delivered a report in one of the sessions of the conference. Upon completion of the visit of the Minister, Azerbaijan was represented by the Head of the Department for International Relations and Work with Non-Governmental Organizations of the Ministry Ayaz Bayramov, Head of the Law and Staff Department Bakhtiyar Mammadov and Head of the National E-Governance Network Initiative project Ilyas Naibov-Aylisli.
Over the period from 13-19 November, the representatives of the Ministry held bilateral meetings with a number of organizations and communication bodies of the ITU member-countries to receive assistance in the elections to the Council of the ITU where Azerbaijan had nominated. During the elections, Azerbaijan could not enter the Council, due to receiving only 57 votes. As well as Azerbaijan, Poland (69) and Kazakhstan (74) also could not enter this group.
The elections were held on five regions A, B, C, D and Р•. The following countries were elected for the first region A: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, USA, Canada, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela; second group B: France, Spain, Switzerland, German, Sweden, Italy, Portugal, and Turkey; third region C: Russia, Rumania, Bulgaria, Czechia and Ukraine; region D: Morocco, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Tanzania and Cameron; and the final region E: Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Flipping, Saudi Arabia and Australia. Despite this, Azerbaijan continues its participation in the sessions of the conference from 20-24 November.