ITU: Malaysia selected to represent Asia Zone, Australasia from 2023-2026

anuar musa

BUCHAREST, ROMANIA OCT.3: Malaysia has been selected to be one of the 13 Council Members of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to represent Asia zone and Australasia for the term 2023- 2026 as announced at the Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 here today.

Minister of Communications and Multimedia (K-KOMM) Tan Sri Annuar Musa said, Malaysia won 147 from 180 votes and placed on the top five in the election results at the Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 that began 26th Sept. until 14th Oct. 2022.

Annuar added, the selection is an honour and responsibility of Malaysia as the leading country in telecommunication and digital economy in South East Asia.

“We have influential industry players at the global level and the government is consistently committed to form a strong bilateral relation with the ITU member countries.

“This success reflects the ITU’s recognition on Malaysia and its member countries on the cooperation of Malaysia in telecommunication sector and digital economy in the whole world.

“I am optimist the recognition is able to strengthen the national growth in telecommunication sector and digital economy in line with the Malaysian Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) besides protecting the national interests in global issues relating digital gap and cyber security,” Annuar said in a statement.

The Minister emphasized that the victory is the result of the K-KOMM efforts, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in getting the international support.

“Malaysia records its highest gratitude to all the member countries, strategic partners and telecommunication network providers in Malaysia. Malaysia is a member of ITU since 1958 and always active in various activities involving member countries.

“We are committed to support ITU’s aspiration to create better interconnectedness and able to offer digital innovation benefits to the global communities and the Malaysian Family.

“As a Council Member, Malaysia is responsible and committed to continue cooperating with ITU and member country partners to initiate the mission of well informed community in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, monitoring broadband and dealings on network security and information technology services besides communication that becomes the focus of the government and private sectors at the international level,” Annuar said.-Malaysia World News


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