Somalia Ministry of Posts and Telecom signs agreement with ITU in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Somalia Ministry of Posts and Telecom signs agreement with ITU in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Technology has on Saturday signed a cooperation agreement with International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at the World Telecom Development Conference in Buenos Aires, Arg

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Somali Minister of Posts Abdi Ashur Hassan, and for ITU Mr. Brahima Sanou, Director of Telecommunication Development Bureau of ITU signing the agreement. Photo credit: MoPT
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Technology has on Saturday signed a cooperation agreement with International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at the World Telecom Development Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, officials said.

The Agreement sets the terms and conditions of the cooperation between the Ministry and ITU. Its purpose is to provide a mechanism for the ITU to assist Somalia under ITU Resolutions, which directs the ITU and the Secretary General to extend support to Somalia, as the country is a beneficiary as one of the Least Developed Countries, according to a statement from the Ministry of Posts and Telecom

"The Agreement came about as a result of direct appeal to the Secretary General and the Directors of ITU Bureaus by the Minister in Geneva a few months ago. The Ministry also worked with the Director of the ITU Arab Region to finalize the Agreement” a statement by the Ministry of Posts and Telecom released by the Ministry on Saturday said.


As part of this Agreement, The ITU will assist Somalia in a number of areas that are memorialized in the Agreement. These include: the development of national ICT policies and infrastructure, capacity building in the field of ICTs, assistance in establishing an ICT regulator, an ICT training institute, and enhancement of ICT access and usage in the education, healthcare or other sectors, with due regard to disadvantaged or vulnerable groups within society.

The Agreement was signed for the Federal Republic of Somalia by the minister Abdi Ashur Hassan, and for ITU Mr. Brahima Sanou, Director of Telecommunication Development Bureau of ITU.

Somalia delegation is in Buenos Aires, Argentina to attend ITU conference, where Somalia is attending the conference - for the first in three decades - with full voting rights after the Ministry has recently managed to start the process of paying the dues, which have been outstanding since 1983.

Two weeks ago, Somalia president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo signed the Somali communication Act, in attempt for the Somali government to generate income.

- HORN OBSERVER -




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