By Ayya Lmahamad
Azerbaijan intends to continue cooperation with the
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in order to expand the
inter-country dialog in the ICT sector, Digital Development and
Transport Minister Rashad Nabiyev said at the plenipotentiary
conference of the ITU, Azernews reports.
The minister noted that Azerbaijan has been an active member of
the ITU since 1992 and the ITU Council since 2014.
“We intend to continue cooperation with this prestigious
international organization in order to expand the inter-country
dialogue in the ICT sector,” he said.
Noting that building a creative and innovative society in
Azerbaijan is possible only through digital transformation, he
stated that a number of state programs, aimed at accelerating
digital transformation, were adopted and are developing.
“We continue to invest in the country's broadband infrastructure
and are implementing national broadband projects using GPON and LTE
technologies,” he said.
Moreover, Rashad Nabiyev stated that at the regional level,
Azerbaijan is the initiator of the Trans-Caspian Fibre-Optic Cable
Line project to lay a fiber-optic cable line between Azerbaijan,
Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan along the Caspian seabed.
“This initiative will create opportunities for the emergence of
digital services in the countries of the South Caucasus, the Middle
East, Central Asia, and South Asia. These projects are of great
importance, and we need to gather our resources and create
synergies to bring the benefits of ICT to all peoples and all
segments of ,” he said.
The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference is being held in Bucharest,
Romania from September 26 to October 14, 2022. Azerbaijan is
represented by a delegation headed by Digital Development and
Transport Minister Rashad Nabiyev.
To note, the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, which takes place
every four years, elects the secretary-general, deputy
secretary-general of the organization, directors of the bureau,
including members of the ITU Radio Regulations Committee and the
Council, the governing body of the ITU. In these elections,
Azerbaijan was nominated to the ITU Council for 2023–2026 and a
representative of the ministry, Sahiba Abdullayeva, was nominated
to the organization's Radio Regulations Committee.
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