Saudi Arabia Participates in Plenipotentiary Conference PP22 in Bucharest, Romania, from September 26 to October 14

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Riyadh, September 25, 2022, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is participating in the Plenipotentiary Conference (PP22) of the International Telecommunication’s Union (ITU), which will be held in Bucharest, Romania, from September 26 to October 14. Saudi Arabia will be represented by Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Alswaha and Governor of Communications and Information Technology Commission Dr. Mohammed bin Saud AlTamimi.
The Kingdom will take a leading role in the conference through its responsibility for several important files, foremost of which is the formulation of the strategic and financial plan for the Union, the discussion of international public policies for the Internet, and the role of the Union in this subject. Other key briefs held by Saudi Arabia are the issues of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of things (IoT), as well as the convening of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum.
Saudi Arabia is one of the most important member states in the ITU Council due to its international and regional leadership position. It has played an active role in creating international consensus, is the sixth largest financial contributor to the Union’s budget, and has a long history of supporting partnerships and cooperative work with other member states in building the union’s present and paving the way for its future.
The Plenipotentiary Conference is the ITU’s highest policy-making body and is staged every four years to establish the future direction of the organization, as well as hold elections for the Union’s management team and members of the ITU’s 48-member council.
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