Informal Group


Geneva, 14 February 1997

Comments of the United States Department of State (USA)
on the Memorandum of Understanding

I refer to the Secretary-General's letter of 13 November to participants in the World Telecommunication Policy Forum regarding the draft Memorandum of Understanding annexed to Opinion 4 of the Forum. Ambassador McCann has asked me to reply on her behalf.

We are pleased to advise you that the US Administration has no comments on the draft Memorandum and finds it entirely acceptable in the form considered by the Policy Forum in October. Furthermore, this position is fully shared by all companies and other interested entities that have been participating in US national activities established to follow-up on Policy Forum issues. In the United States, both government and industry look forward to participating actively in all matters relating to the development of arrangements as foreseen in Opinion 4. We look forward to the earliest possible implementation of GMPCS and the first meeting of MoU signatories and intended signatories.

Best wishes for a happy holiday season, a prosperous new year, and success of the MoU Group in the coming months.