Syria could not agree with statement made by Mr. Markus
Kummer, Executive Coordinator, IEG, on behalf of Mr. Sha Zukang,
Under-Secretary General for Economic & Social Affairs, that the
meaning of Enhanced Cooperation as a key area related to the
Internet Public Policy issues was not understandable by many
participants to the WSIS. On the contrary, this second framework
to implement the outputs of the Summit relevant to this Enhanced
Cooperation covering Public Internet issues was understandable
by many ITU Member States, which have agreed in WTSA-08 through
the adoption of Resolution 75, which resolved to establish a
Dedicated Group on Internet related Public Policy issues as an
integral part of the ITU – Council Working Group on WSIS.
Further, that Council-08 amended its Resolution 1282 to create
this Dedicated Group as Part of its Working Party on Resolution
140 of the PP-06 (Antalya) limited to the Member States only. So
the proposal to deal with this issue by the IGF is not proper
and it shall be refused.
Syria believes as many Arab States that Enhanced Cooperation
shall be limited to the ITU Member State as called for by those
Member States attending the WTSA (Johannesburg -08) resulted in
the adoption of Resolution 75.