AICTO 13th General Assembly meeting
The 13th AICTO GA meeting was held in Baghdad – Iraq on 27 April 2017. 08 Arab Countries were represented with the participation of the Secretariat-General of the League of Arab States.
The meeting was opened by the speech of HE. the Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Baghdad representing HE/ the Palestinian Minister of Telecom & Information Technology – President of the 12th GA session. He welcomed all delegates and handed the presidency of the GA to the Republic of Iraq after thanking the Republic of Irak for hosting the meeting and their Hospitality .
The meeting was chaired by HE. Mr. Amir al-Bayati, Iraqi Telecommunications Ministry’s Undersecretary. In his speech Mr. al-Bayati saluted AICTO for all provided efforts although the lack of financial resources. He also asked the representatives of members Arab states to invest in AICTO projects and activities for the benefit of Arab Region.
AICTO’s activities for the period November 2016 to April 2017 were presented, focusing on its projects and achievements. Also, an overview about the new AICTO’s strategic vision : “Towards a harmonious Arab Digital / e-Society based on Innovation and Creativity, provides Arab-Regional complementarity and ensures the integration within the global digital economy and contributes to the implementation of the Sustainable development goals 2030” and its action plan for 2018 were provided and discussed.
During the meeting, a new Council composition, for the period 2018-2019, was elected :
- President : HE. Mr. Amir Al-Bayati, Iraqi Telecommunications Ministry’s Undersecretary
- Vice-president : A representative of the Republic of Sudan
- 7 members : Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Sudan, Oman, Palestine, Tunisia.