26 October 2019
Under Auspices of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt Hosts WRC-19 in Sharm El Sheikh

Under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt is hosting the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), on October 28- November 22, in Sharm El Sheikh.

The Conference is held for the first time in 20 years outside the ITU headquarters in Geneva. El Sisi is due to participate in the opening ceremony on October 28.

The WRC is attended by more than 3,500 participants from 140 countries, over 50 ICT ministers and vice ministers from all over the world, and more than 50 international companies and organizations specializing in ICTs. The Conference sessions will discuss at least 1,000 worksheets.

The ICT Minister Amr Talaat took inspection tours inside Sharm El-Sheikh International Congress Center (SHICC) that is due to host the WRC. He followed up on the arrangements completed by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) and Telecom Egypt, in collaboration with South Sinai governorate, for hosting this international event in a way that reflects Egypt’s position and leadership in the ICT scene, on regional and international levels.

The WRC is an international event of the ITU, a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). Participating governments will showcase and review the Radio Regulations (RR), the binding international treaty that determines how the radio frequency spectrum is shared between different services. Egypt, as the host country, will chair the WRC-19.

Egypt also hosted the Radiocommunication Assembly 2019 (RA-19) on October 21-25, and is due to host the first session of the Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) of the next WRC, on November 25-26. The two events are equally important for their relevancy to the WRC-19. Sharm El Sheikh’s hosting of these ITU events is under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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