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ITU praises Belarus' efforts to promote ICT


According to BelTA senior executives of the International Telecommunication Union think highly of Belarus' potential and efforts to promote information and communication technologies, the Belarusian Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies told BelTA following the visit of a Belarusian delegation led by First Deputy Communications and Information Technologies Minister Dmitry Shedko to the Republic of Korea.

Cooperation prospects were discussed at the meeting with recently elected ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. He got 152 out of 156 votes at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Pusan.

The Belarusian delegation also met with Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning of the Republic of Korea Choi Yanghee. Representatives of the Republic of Korea welcomed the dynamically developing cooperation with Belarus in areas like information technologies and electronic government. They particularly praised the great potential of Belarusian software engineers. They also expressed interest in expanding partner relations in the educational field.

According to the Belarusian Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies, the ITU conference is discussing a number of matters related to the international regulation of information technologies, ICT and the use of radio-frequency spectrum. Top on the agenda are cybersecurity, customer service standards, including services for vulnerable groups of people. Many countries advocate a tougher regulation of the Internet. The Belarusian delegation is an active participant of the ITU agencies. At the current conference it supports 19 various initiatives on the improvement of international regulation, the Belarusian Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies underlined.

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