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 Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Emirates 24/7: UAE re-elected to global telecom council

The UAE has been re-elected on the International Telecommunications Union’s Council to hold the position on the policy-making body for the next four years at the 18th ITU Plenipotentiary Conference at Guadalajara in Mexico.

The UAE was re-nominated to the policy-making body last month and the re-election took place last week.

The body sets the Union's general policies, adopts four-year strategic and financial plans for the three main sectors of the ITU (Radio-communications, Standardization and Development) and elects the ITU management team.

The last Plenipotentiary conference was held in the Turkish city of Antalya in 2006, where the UAE was elected for the membership of the ITU Council for the first time. The ITU council comprises 46 countries from the 192 member states of the International Telecommunication Union.

The successful election of the UAE came as a result of the great efforts made by the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), said a statement.

“This endeavour reflects the international community's confidence in the UAE, highlighting the efficient contributions the UAE has made during international forums and organizations affiliated with telecommunications and information,” said a statement.