Minister of Communications and Information chaired the 23rd executive bureau of the Arab Ministers of Telecommunications and Information Council meeting held at the Arab League premises in Cairo.
The Arab ministers will be discussing a number of indicators which measure the goals and tracks of the 'Arab Strategy on ICT - building the Information Society 2007-2012'. The strategy has been authorized by the council’s earlier meeting last July in Damascus.
The one-day meeting will discuss the recommendations of the Arab Permanent ICT Committee held last December which covered Arabic domain names, the outcomes of the Arab Task Force for Operation and Tariffs and the increasing mobile roaming fees in the Arab world.
The meeting will also discuss the results of the 10th Arab Permanent Task Force for Frequency Spectrum meeting held in Damascus.
Tomorrow’s meeting will also follow up on the preparation of the first Arab Summit on Socio-economic Development to be held later this year in Kuwait in addition to the outcomes of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) held last October in Geneva as well as the anticipated role of the International Telecommunication Union’s regional bureau.
The meeting will also present the outcomes of the Arab Permanent Post Committee meeting including the Arab Post Strategy Task Force, the regulation of the Arab post market, the preparation for the World Post Conference due in Kenya in September 2008 and the follow-up on the implementation of the Bucharest Digital Divide Bridging Strategy for developed and developing nations.
The meeting will decide on the design and release of a unified Arab stamp on the occasion of the Arab Post Day every year on August 3rd.
Meanwhile, The 24th council meeting is scheduled to be held in June 2008 in Jordan during which Dr. Kamel will propose the stipulation of new regulations for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) tariffs and service exports among Arab countries as a means to boost the industry.
The Arab Telecommunications and Information Council of Ministers is a supreme executive body established in 1991 with the mandate of developing and empowering the Arab ICT community. Twenty- two Arab countries are members in the council.
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