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UAE elected member of Int’l Telecom Satellite Organization Advisory Committee


UAE elected member of Int’l Telecom Satellite Organization Advisory Committee(Uganda) – The United Arab Emirates has been elected as a member of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) Advisory Committee. The selection came during the 35th Meeting of the Assembly of Parties held in Kampala, Uganda.
The UAE is among a group of 21 nations to comprise this advisory committee whose objective is to further the ITSO commitment to develop a global satellite communications system. This committee will represent the 150 members of the organization to deliver upon this objective. A member nation to the ITSO, the UAE was represented by Hasan Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador in Kampala, who led a delegation that included Eng. Khalid Al Awadhi, Manager, Space Services in the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA).
Commenting on the TRA participation and the UAE’s election into the advisory committee, Mohamad Ahmad Al-Qamzi, Chairman- TRA Board of Directors remarked, “The UAE, through TRA representation, is often a part of international organizations that aim to augment the status of the global communications infrastructure and the status of less developed nations. As a progressive nation in the telecommunications field and a regional leader in ICT in the Middle East, the UAE is uniquely positioned to make a significant contribution to such agendas. The TRA’s Spectrum Affairs department is pleased to take on this responsibility and is looking forward to being a part of this esteemed mission.”