150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union - Matthias Fekl’s participation in the celebrations (April 27, 2015)

Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, and Axelle Lemaire, Minister of State for the Digital Sector, will today participate at the Quai d’Orsay in the ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union.

The International Telecommunication Union is the only standardization body for new technologies (radiocommunications, satellites) where the public and private sectors discuss, negotiate, and work together on the development of new technologies around the world. This forum is an important tool for the development of telecommunications, cyber security and equal access to these technologies.

As a founding member of the International Telecommunication Union, France is actively involved in its work and ensures, together with all member countries, that the international community continually improves its response to the strategic challenges relating to the development of telecommunications.

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