MEDIA RELEASE: ATTORNEY-GENERAL AT INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNION

The Attorney-General and Minister for Communications, Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum met with the newly elected Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, Mr Houlin Zhao

The Attorney-General and Minister for Communications, Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum met with the newly elected Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, Mr Houlin Zhao.

The Attorney-General and Minister for Communications, Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum met with the newly elected Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, Mr Houlin Zhao.

yesterday.

The Attorney-General said that the meeting was a successful one whereby he had congratulated the Secretary-General on his appointment and invited him to visit Fiji which the Secretary-General was very keen on. The Secretary General also informed the Attorney-General that an invitation would be sent to our Prime Minister to attend the 150th anniversary celebrations of ITU on 17 May 2015.

The Secretary-General recognized Fiji’s progress, particularly in the past 3-4 years and the fact that Fiji has been the host of a series of regional meetings given Fiji’s position as a regional hub including in telecommunications. He also congratulated Fiji on shifting from analogue to digital platform. ITU has worked with the Fijian Government over the recent past in areas such as spectrum allocation planning which contributed to our successful spectrum auction in 2013 and which has allowed for the move from analogue to digital.

Discussions were also held in the area of improving IT related laws such as cybercrime. The Secretary-General and the Attorney-General discussed ITU’s recent initiative to provide support to Small and Medium Enterprises (‘SME’) which will enable SME to network internationally. The Attorney-General expressed keen interest in the initiative and said that the Fijian Government will closely partner with ITU on it since it will potentially benefit many small Fijian businesses.

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