Egypt wins membership on African Telecommunications Union administrative council 2019-2022

MENA , Ahram Online , Thursday 23 Aug 2018

Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, has won membership on the administrative council of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) for 2019-2022.
Algeria and Tunisia have also obtained membership on the council for North African seats.
In a statement on Thursday, Egypt’s Communications Ministry said that the elections were held with the participation of the 45 member countries during the activities of the ATU plenipotentiary conference organised in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on 15-17 August.
The conference tackled several vital issues on outlining the union's programme during the coming four years, the statement said.
The council allows its members to revise ATU activities and estimate the work of the secretariat  tasked with carrying out the daily activities of the union as well as determine the priorities of the ATU by outlining an annual plan that is passed by the members during periodical meetings.
The statement added that the Communications Ministry will participate in the ITU-T Study Group 5 "Environment" meeting to be organised by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) during 17-21 September in Switzerland's Geneva.
The get-together will tackle several issues pertaining to outlining a plan on curbing electronic waste by 2020 in addition to formulating standards needed for recycling this trash, the statement added.
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