President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of Egypt, inaugurated this morning the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) organized by NTRA in Sharm El Sheikh. This global conference is held for the first time outside of ITU's headquarters in Geneva, and will take place in the period from 28 October to 22 November 2019 in the City of Peace. The governments participating in this conference from all over the world will consider and revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum. Egypt chairs this year's Conference as the host country.
Sharm el-Sheikh hosted the Radiocommunication Assembly (RA) from 21 to 25 October, and is also scheduled to host the first preparatory meeting for the upcoming World Radiocommunication Conference on 25 and 26 November. These two esteemed events of the ITU are hosted under the patronage of the President of Egypt.