Ambassador Dalil meets Secertary General of ITU

On 23 November 2015, on the sideline of the 2015 World Radio Communication Conference (WRC 15), Mr. Baryalai Hassam, Deputy Minister of Communication and Information Technology of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, together with H.E Ambassador Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office met Mr. Hulin Zhao, Secretary General of International Telecom Union at his office in Geneva.

Mr. Zhao applauded the recent remarkable growth in the area of information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly, mobile phone and access to internet in Afghanistan. He furthermore praised the leadership of the Afghan government in the ICT sector. The meeting aimed to broaden the good relations between the International Telecom Union (ITU) and the government of Afghanistan, and open doors to further cooperation in the future.

The World Radio Communication Conference is held every three to four years to revise the radio regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the geostationary-satellite and non- geostationary-satellite orbits. Mr. Baryalai Hassam and the accompanying delegation from Ministry of Communication and Information Technology are currently in Geneva attending the WRC 2015 session