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Bangladesh Wins ITU Elections

Bangladesh has been successfully reelected this morning to the Administrative Council of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for the term 2015-18. The elections were held today during the 19th Plenipotentiary Conference of ITU in Busan, South Korea.

Bangladesh has bagged a total of 115 votes, and has been elected as the Council Member from the Asia Pacific region for the next four years. Bangladesh has been elected in highly competitive polls along with 12 others countries in which China topped the voting list followed by Republic of Korea in the second lead.

Bangladesh won its membership to the ITU Executive Council for the first time in 2010, which would end in December 2014. Bangladesh’s successful reelection to the ITU council will provide it with the opportunity to contribute at the global policy level interest and concerns of LDCs and Developing countries towards greater access to telecommunication and digitalization and reducing the digital divide globally.

Bangladesh’s successful reelection to the ITU Council also reaffirms the recognition of the present Government’s globally acclaimed Digital Bangladesh Vision, a flagship development and poverty reduction priority of the Government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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