Saudi Arabia to participate in ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2022
Saudi Arabia will participate in the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union, which will be held in the Romanian capital Bucharest from Sept. 26 to Oct. 14, 2022.
The Kingdom’s delegation is headed by Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Sawaha and will see the participation of Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission Dr. Mohammed Al-Tamimi.
At the conference, the Kingdom will formulate the strategic and financial plan for the ITU and discuss international public policies for the internet and the union’s role in these.
In addition to cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things will be discussed, along with plans for the World Summit on the Information Society and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao said: “Countries will unite at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 to set the direction of digital transformation for years to come, for the benefit of our planet and humanity.”
According to SPA, Saudi Arabia is one of the most important member states in the ITU council due to its international and regional leadership position, its active role in creating international consensus, and its support for partnerships and cooperative work with member states in building the union’s present and future.
In 1947, the ITU became the UN’s agency for information and communication technologies.
The Plenipotentiary Conference, which is held every four years, is the highest policy-making body in the ITU, through which general policies are determined to achieve the goals of the union and the strategic and financial plans of the union for the next four years are approved.