The 20th round of meetings by Arab Telecom Ministers' Council took place at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, with Telecom Minister Boutros Harb chairing Lebanon's delegation to said meeting.

The delegation comprised of Ministry's Maintenance and Investment Director General, "Ogero" Authority Chairman Abdel Meneem Youssef, Head of International Telecommunications Maintenance Authority, Yvonne Sleiman, and Administration Advisor to Public Relations Affairs, Zeina Bou Harb.

Minister Harb delivered a word in which he included several proposals in the telecom sector, stressing the paramount importance of joint Arab work and devising constructive strategic plans for the future of our societies and coming generations, with the need to seek joint practical means to secure the implementation of these plans.

Harb also underlined the need for effective partnership between the various sides of the private and public sectors, as well as civil society in the entire Arab countries for the welfare os our peoples.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Harb declared that the Council agreed to Lebanon's three proposals, notably the establishment of the Arab Authority for Investment in Telecommunications and Information Technology, the unification of "Roaming" prices amongst all the Arab countries, and the establishment of the Arab Forum for Machine to Machine Internet.

Harb also declared that the Council approved Lebanon's proposal to host the forthcoming Arab Telecom Ministers' Council meeting in its 21st session in Beirut.

The Conference is due to issue recommendations at a later time.

Source: National News Agency