The next Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is being held on September 26-October 14 in Bucharest, Romania.

According to the information provided to "APA-Economics" by the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport, during the Authorized Conference of the International Telecommunication Union held every 4 years, the organization's Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General, bureau directors, including the Radio Regulatory Committee of ITU and the Council, the governing body of the organization, members are elected.

In the said elections, the candidacies of the representative of the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport Sahiba Abdullayeva for the membership of the ITU Council for the period 2023-2026 of Azerbaijan were nominated for the membership of the organization's Radio Regulatory Committee.

On October 3, 2022, Azerbaijan was re-elected as a member of the ITU Council with the votes of 154 countries.

The election of our country to the council for the third time in a row is a great achievement.

It should be recalled that in 2018, our country was elected to the Council with 119 votes.

Sahiba Abdullayeva, the candidate of our country in the elections to the Radio Regulatory Committee of the ITU, won the votes of 114 countries and was re-elected to the Radio Regulatory Committee with the largest number of votes in the Eastern Europe and North Asian region.

Sahiba Abdullayeva, an employee of the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport, who was elected as a member of the Radiocommunication Committee, is a qualified engineer in the field of radiocommunication.

Azerbaijan, a member of the ITU since 1992, was elected a member of the Council in 2014 and 2018, and actively participates in the activities of the Council during these years.

It should be recalled that on September 27, 2022, Rashad Nabiyev, the Minister of Digital Development and Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan, spoke at the Authorized Conference and gave information about the projects implemented in Azerbaijan within the framework of digital transformation.

During the days of the conference, the Azerbaijani delegation carried out propaganda and promotion work on the establishment of close relations with representatives from many countries of the world, identification of new areas of cooperation, and contributions that our country will make to the work of the organization if elected.

During the current year, at the meetings of relevant regional organizations (Regional Communications Union (RCC), European Conference of Telecommunications and Postal Administrations (CEPT), Telecommunications Union for the Asia and Pacific region (APT), American Regional Telecommunications Commission (CITEL), African Telecommunications Union (ATU) )) was regularly attended and the election campaign of our country was conducted.

Also actively participated in the World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly of ITU, Council meetings, World Summit on Information Society, World Development Conference.

Along with the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs played an important role in our country achieving high results at this conference.

The election of Azerbaijan as a member of this prestigious international organization for the next time and receiving votes from more countries once again demonstrates the further increase of our country's reputation in the international world, and also creates the basis for the continuous and successful large-scale work carried out by our republic in the field of telecommunications.

As a member of the Council, our country's direct participation in the management of the organization is of special importance in terms of ensuring the country's interests, as well as support for field activities.

Also, the representation of our country in both institutions of the ITU is of particular importance in terms of preventing illegal radio-TV broadcasting and use of frequencies in the territories freed from occupation of Azerbaijan and keeping the topic regularly on the agenda of the ITU.