CIS Zonal Representative Office of International Telecommunication Union Opened

ICT Materials 13 December 2006 16:42 (UTC +04:00)

Today, CIS Zonal representative Office of the International Telecommunication Union has been opened in Russia, Trend reports referring to the Russian IT and Telecommunication Ministry. The Zonal Representative of the Union has been founded with the aim to render aid to Russia and other CIS member-states in the field of electrical communication development, assistance to the development of electrical communication networks and services, as well introduction of modern information and telecommunication technologies, and rendering aid in specialist preparation and training in the field of electrical communication.

During the opening ceremony, L. D. Reyman, Russian IT and Communication Minister, Hamadun Ture, recently elected Director General of the International Telecommunication Union, Malcolm Johnson, Director of the Standardization Bureau of the Union, V. V. Timofeyev, Director of the Wireless Telecommunication Bureau, as well as Chiefs of the Telecommunication Offices of CIS member-states took part.

The foundation of the Zonal Representative Office in Russia is of a great political importance from a point of view of strengthening the leading role of Russia in working out strategic decisions on issues of ICT development and forming the coordinated position of CIS countries during their participating in large international forums in the field of telecommunication, strengthening the situation in the world communication services market, as well as increasing the influence and the authority of Russia in the International Telecommunication Union and the international arena.

The activity of the new Zonal Representative Office of the Union will allow attracting additional investments into the implementation of joint projects of the Union and CIS countries in the telecommunication field.