Majed Sultan Al Mesmar, Deputy Director General for the Telecommunications Sector at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has been elected Chairman of the International Telecommunication Union, ITU, Plenipotentiary Conference, which is being held in Dubai.
Assuming the position, Al Mesmar called for a more cooperative and consensus among the members of the ITU, in order to take collective decisions that can benefit the people across the world.
Al Mesmar welcomed the participants and acknowledged and thanked the secretary general and all other ITU members for entrusting him with the responsibility to chair the conference, which will tackle issues of great importance. He also thanked the UAE government, represented by the TRA for nominating him to the post.
He said, “I hope this event (PP18) will be very successful and we will work in a spirit of consensus, with mutual understanding and a common approach. Rest assured, I will work with the vice chairmen and heads of committees to achieve success. We will work as one team to conduct indepth discussions on various proposals taking into account the benefits of all parties.”
He added, “I will spare no effort to help overcome any obstacle. My doors will always be open just as my mind is open to new ideas. ”
With the appointment of Al Mesmar, the UAE becomes the only country in the world to have chaired or vice chaired all the conferences of the ITU, reflecting the country’s position on the global ICT map.
On the second day of PP18, Al Mesmar held meetings with a number of delegates and dignitaries
11/1/2018 TRA Deputy Director‐General of Telecommunications elected Chairman of ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 including Chin Chow Ching, head of the delegation from the People’s Republic of China, Marta Nováková, Czech Republic’s Minister of Industry and Trade and Eshmambet Amatov, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee of Information Technologies and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic, among others.
The conference will also hold elections for the secretarygeneral, deputy secretarygeneral, directors of
the bureau of the radiocommunication sector, the telecommunication standardisation sector, and the
telecommunication development sector and the members of the Radio Regulations Board.
The Plenipotentiary Conference, the key ITU event held every four years, will this year, convene
representatives of member states to set out a plan for 2020-2023 in terms of the latest developments in ICT.