Cuba Speaks on Public Internet Policies at ITU in Geneva

Geneva, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) At the annual Council of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva, Cuba spoke up on relevant issues for the developing world about public policies on Internet.

According to a diplomatic note published today, the director of International Relations and Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Communications, Isabel Greenup, representing the country at this important venue, also referred to the commitments agreed on at the World Summit of Information Society and the Objectives of Sustainable Development.

“The Cuban delegation has defended the interests of the countries of the South in other issues of importance in the ITU agenda as the celebration of the World Forum on Telecommunications, the strengthening of the role of the Union in issues of cybersecurity; the access to new information and telecommunication technologies,” indicated the text.

Another issue approached by Cuba is the need to extend financing to developing countries for the execution of regional initiatives adopted at the World Conference on Development of Telecommunications, held in Argentina in 2017.

One of the essential issues of the ITU Council refers to the preparations to celebrate the Conference of Plenipotentiaries of the Union, scheduled for October 29 thru November 16 in Dubai.

At that meeting attendants will negotiate and adopt decisions related to the strategic action of the ITU at world level and the participation of its member states, mainly in the strengthening of activities in the development sector.

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