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​PP-14 Policy Statements and Plenary Speeches

During the first week of the Plenipotentiary Conference, time is allocated to high-ranking delegates from ITU Member States, for the most part Ministers responsible for telecommunications, who have expressed their wish to deliver statements in Plenary on general policy issues related to the basic functions/missions/objectives of the Union.

Policy Statements and Plenary Speeches by Session (speaking order)

Monday, 20 October 2014 - Opening Ceremony

Korea (Republic of)H.E. Mr Choi YangheeMinister, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
Korea (Republic of)Mr Suh Byung-sooMayor, City of Busan
.Dr. Hamadoun I. TouréSecretary-General, International Telecommunication Union
.H.E. Mr Ban Ki-moonSecretary-General, United Nations
Korea (Republic of)H.E. Ms Geun-hye ParkPresident, Republic of Korea

Monday, 20 October 2014, PM: Plenary

.Mr Wonki MinChairman of the Conference, Republic of Korea
.Dr. Hamadoun I. TouréSecretary-General, International Telecommunication Union
Korea (Republic of)H.E. Dr. Yanghee ChoiState Minister, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
JapanH.E. Mr Kosaburo NishimeMinister, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Russian FederationH.E. Mr Nikolay NikiforovMinister, Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications
Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of)H.E. Mr Mohamed Jamil Ahmed MullaMinister, Ministry of Communications and InformationTechnology
Viet Nam (Socialist Republic of)H.E. Mr Nam Thang Le Deputy Minister, Ministry of Information and Communication
Qatar (State of)H.E. Dr. Hessa Al JaberMinister, Ministry of Information and Communications Technology
Azerbaijan (Republic of)H.E. Mr Ali Abbasov Minister, Ministry of Communications and High Technologies
Jordan (Hashemite Kingdom of)H.E. Mr Azzam SleitMinister, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology
Poland (Republic of)H.E. Ms Malgorzata OlszewskaUndersecretary of State, Ministry of Administration and Digitization
Kazakhstan (Republic of)H.E. Mr Askar ZhumagaliyevVice-Minister, Ministry of Investment and Development
LebanonH.E. Mr Boutros HARBMinister, Ministry of Telecommunications

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - AM: Plenary​

MalaysiaH.E. Mr Ahmad Shabery CheekMinister, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia
China (People's Republic of)H.E. Mr Lihua LiuVice Minister, MIIT
Kyrgyz RepublicH.E. Mr Ernis MamyrkanovVice-Minister, Ministry of transport and Communications
UkraineH.E. Mr Volodymyr ZvierievChairman , State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection
Sudan (Republic of the)H.E. Dr. Tahani AttiaMinister, Ministry of Science and Communications
Mali (Republic of)H.E. Mr Mahamadou CAMARAMinister, Ministry of Digital Economy, Information and Communications
Bhutan (Kingdom of)H.E. Mr Dina Nath DhungyelMinister, Ministry of Information & Communications
Gabonese RepublicH.E. Mr Pastor NGOUA N'NEMEMinister, Ministère de l'Economie Numérique, de la Communication et de la Poste
Uganda (Republic of)H.E. Mr John NASASIRAMinister, Ministry of Information and Communications Technology
Kenya (Republic of)H.E. Dr. Fred MATIANG'IMinister, Ministry of Information, Comunications and Technology
Argentine RepublicMr Nicolas KaravaskiVice Chair, National Communication Commission
Ethiopia (Federal Democratic Republic of)H.E. Dr. Debretsion GebremichaelMinister, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
South Africa (Republic of)H.E. Dr. Siyabonga CweleMinister, Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services
Singapore (Republic of)Ms Jacqueline PohManaging Director, Infocomm Development Authority
Bahrain (Kingdom of)Dr. Mohammed AlamerChairman, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Egypt (Arab Republic of)Mr Hesham El AlailyExecutive President, National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority
Brazil (Federative Republic of)Mr Jeferson Fued NacifHead, International Affairs, ANATEL

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - PM: Plenary

RomaniaMr Marius-Catalin MarinescuPresident, National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM)
HungaryH.E. Ms Monika KarasPresident, National Media and Infocommunications Authority
Mauritania (Islamic Republic of)H.E. Mr Mohamed Lemine EL MAMYMinister, Ministry of Employment, Professional Training, New technologies and Telecommunications
Burkina FasoH.E. Mr Koulidiati JEANMinister, Ministry of Development, Digital Economy and Posts
United Arab EmiratesH.E. Mr Mohammad Al GhanimDirector General, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Algeria (People's Democratic Republic of)H.E. Ms Zohra DERDOURIMinister, Ministry of Post, Information and Communication Technologies
Tanzania (United Republic of)H.E. Mr Prof. Makame Mnyaa MarawaMinister of Communications, Science and Technology, Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology
AfghanistanH.E. Mr Amirzai SanginMinister Ministry of Communications and IT, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)
Côte d'Ivoire (Republic of)H.E. Mr Bruno Nabagné KONE Minister, Ministry of Post and Information Communication Technologies
Zambia (Republic of)H.E. Mr Panji KaundaDeputy Minister, Ministry of transport, works, supply and communications
India (Republic of)H.E. Mr Rakesh GargVice Minister, Ministry of Communications & Information Technolgy
Myanmar (Union of)H.E. Mr Myat HEINUnion Minister, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Iran (Islamic Republic of)H.E. Mr Mahmoud VaeziMinister, Ministry of Communication and Inforamtion Technology
PeruH.E. Mr Raúl Pérez-Reyes EspejoVice-Minister of Communications, Minister of Transports and Communications
Angola (Republic of)H.E. Mr José Carvalho da ROCHAMinister, Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies
Dominican RepublicH.E. Mr Alejandro JimenezExecutive Director, Institute of Telecommunication (INDOTEL)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandH.E. Ms Karen PierceAmbassador and Permanent Representative to UK Mission to the UN and other International Organisations, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
MexicoMr Jorge JuraidiniHead, Telecommunication Agency
Cyprus (Republic of)Mr Georgios KomodromosActing Director, Ministry of Communications & Works
Lithuania (Republic of)Mr Feliksas DobrovolskisDirector-General of RRT, Chairman of RRT Board, Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT)

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, AM: Plenary

ThailandH.E. Mr Pornchai RujiprapaMinister, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology
TunisiaH.E. Mr Mohamed Ben AmorDeputy Minister, Ministry of Higher Education Scientific Research and ICT
Somalia (Federal Republic of)H.E. Mr Mohamed IbrahimMinister, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Zimbabwe (Republic of)H.E. Mr Win MlamboDeputy Minister, Ministry of Information and Communications Technology
Nepal (Federal Democratic Republic of)H.E. Dr. Minendra Prasad RIJALMinister, Ministry of Information & Communications
Iraq (Republic of)H.E. Mr Amir KhadrSenior Deputy Minister for Technical Affairs, Ministry of Communications
GhanaH.E. Dr. Edward Kofi Omane BoamahMinister, Ministry of Communications
CubaH.E. Mr Jorge Luis PERDOMO DI-LELLAVice Minister, Ministry of Communications
Papua New GuineaH.E. Mr Paulias KorniPermanent Secretary, Department of Communication and Information Technology
Nigeria (Federal Republic of)H.E. Ms Omobola JohnsonMinister, Federal Ministry of Communication Technology
Cameroon (Republic of)H.E. Mr Jean-Pierre Biyiti bi EssamMinister, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
MalawiH.E. Mr Kondwani NankhumwaMinister, Ministry of Information, Tourism and Culture
Rwanda (Republic of)H.E. Mr Jean Philbert NSENGIMANAMinister, Ministry of Youth and ICT
Mozambique (Republic of)H.E. Mr Gabriel MuthisseMinister, Ministry of Transport and Communications
JamaicaH.E. Mr Phillip PaulwellMinister , Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining
Swaziland (Kingdom of)H.E. Mr Dumisani NdlangamandlaMinister, Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology
ChileH.E. Mr Pedro HuichalafUndersecretary, Undersecretariat of Telecommunications
Germany (Federal Republic of)H.E. Dr. Norbert RiedelAmbassador, Commissioner for International Cyber Policy, Federal Foreign Office
Kuwait (State of)H.E. Mr Jasem AlbudaiwiAmbassador, Embassy of the State of Kuwait-Seoul
PalestineMr Mahmood DiwanDirector General, Ministry of Telecommunications & Information Technology
Niger (Republic of the)Mr Malam Garba ABDOUSecretary General, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications, and Digital Economy
TurkeyMr Tayfun AcarerChairman and President, Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA)
GeorgiaMr Irakli KashibadzeChairman of Innovation and Technology Agency , Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
Vanuatu (Republic of)Mr Jackson MiakeICT Program Manager, Vanuatu Government
ItalyMr Fabio BigiAdvisor, Ministry of Economic Development

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, PM: Plenary

Colombia (Republic of)Mr Franklin Merchan CalderonAdvisor, Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies
Indonesia (Republic of)H.E. Mr Muhammad Budi SetiawanVice Minister, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
Burundi (Republic of)H.E. Mr Tharcisse Nkezabahizi Minister, Ministry of Telecommunications, Information, Communication and Relations with Parliament
Djibouti (Republic of)H.E. Mr Ali Hassan BahdonMinister, Ministry of Communication, Posts and Telecommunications
Lao People's Democratic RepublicH.E. Mr Hiem PhommachanhMinister, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
Paraguay (Republic of)H.E. Mr Eduardo GonzalezPresident, National Comission of Telecommunications
Costa RicaH.E. Mr Allan Ruiz MadrigalVice Minister, Ministry of Science, Technlogy and Telecommunications
Bangladesh (People's Republic of)H.E. Mr Zunaid Ahmed PalakState Minister, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology
South Sudan (Republic of)H.E. Ms Rebecca Joshua OkwaciMinister, Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services
Democratic Republic of the CongoH.E. Mr Tryphon Kin-Kiey MulumbaMinister, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & ICT
Samoa (Independent State of)H.E. Mr Tuisugaletaua Sofara AveauMinister, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
Philippines (Republic of the)H.E. Mr Louis Napoleon CasambreUndersecretary, Department of Science and Technology
Israel (State of)H.E. Mr Uri Shraga GutmanAmbassador of Israel in Seoul, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
FranceH.E. Mr David MartinonAmbassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Namibia (Republic of)H.E. Mr Simon MarutaAmbassador to Vienna, Austria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Thursday, 23 October 2014, PM: Plenary

Senegal (Republic of)H.E. Mr Yaya Abdoul KANEMinister, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Pakistan (Islamic Republic of)H.E. Ms Anusha Rahman Ahmad KhanMinister of State for Information Technology, Ministry of Information Technology
Cambodia (Kingdom of)H.E. Dr. Channmeta KANSecretary of State, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia
GrenadaH.E. Mr Alvin DA BREOMinister of Information Communications Technology, Ministry of Information Communications Technology
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)H.E. Mr Roque Roy Méndez SoletoVice Minister, Ministry of Public Works, Services and Housing
United States of AmericaH.E. Mr Daniel SepulvedaAmbassador, United States of America
Suriname (Republic of)Ms Lygia SmithDeputy Director on Communications, Ministry of Transport,Communication and Tourism
Sri Lanka (Democratic Socialist Republic of)Mr Sasita SAHABANDUMember of The Telecommunications Regulatory Commision, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission

Friday, 24 October 2014, AM: Plenary

BarbadosH.E. Mr Darcy BoyceMinister, Prime Minister's Office
AustraliaMs Nerida O'LoughlinDeputy Secretary, Department of Communications
MongoliaH.E. Mr Jadambaa Tsagaan-UvgunChairman, Information Technology, Post and Telecommunications Authority
Botswana (Republic of)Mr Thari G. PhekoChief Executive, Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority
Bulgaria (Republic of)Ms Julieta TenchevaHead of International Relations Department, Ministry of Transport, Information Technology, Communications
Brunei DarussalamMr Mohamad Riza Mohamad YunosDeputy Permament Secretary, Ministry of Communications

Friday, 24 October 2014, PM: Plenary

SpainMs Blanca GonzalezAdvisor, Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society
Switzerland (Confederation of)H.E. Mr Philipp MetzgerDirector General, Federal Office of Communciations OFCOM
Saint LuciaMr Embert CharlesManaging Director, Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Regulatory
Bahamas (Commonwealth of the)H.E. Ms Allyson Maynard GibsonAttorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, The Government of The Bahamas

Monday, 27 October 2014 - AM: Plenary​

The Former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaH.E. Mr Ivo IvanovskiMinister, Ministry of Information Society and Administration

Monday, 3 November 2014 - PM: Plenary​

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014 - AM: Plenary​

AustraliaH.E. Mr Malcolm TurnbullMinister, Ministry for Communications

Thursday, 6 November 2014 - PM: Plenary​

.Dr. Hamadoun I. TouréSecretary-General, International Telecommunication Union
.Mr Houlin ZhaoSecretary-General Elect, International Telecommunication Union

 Friday, 7 November 2014, PM: Closing Ceremony

Korea (Republic of)H.E. Mr Yanghee ChoiMinister, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
Korea (Republic of)Mr Suh Byung-sooMayor, City of Busan
.Dr. Hamadoun I. TouréSecretary-General, International Telecommunication Union