Dubai, 5 November 2018: Indonesia has been re-elected as member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council for the period of 2018-2022, at the election took place at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 (ITU PP-18) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on November 5th, 2018.
Indonesia, along with 12 other countries; Australia, China, India, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, and the United Arab Emirates are elected to represent Region E (Asia and Australasia) as members of the ITU Council for the period of 2018-2022. Indonesia received the highest vote in the Region E.
Indonesia's re-election as member of the ITU Council is the evidence of trust from the global community towards Indonesia's current active role in ICT. Furthermore, this re-election allows Indonesia in strategically continuing its contribution in supervising and providing recommendations to the work of the ITU Secretariat, in particular regarding ITU programmes and budgeting; a contribution of which has unceasingly been done by Indonesia since 1982.
Indonesia's active role and contribution at the ITU has been evident by consecutively being elected as the ITU Council member for four times since 2002 (for the periods of 2002-2006, 2006-2010, 2010-2014, and 2014-2018). Today, as Indonesia is re-elected for the period of 2018-2022, it reflects the conviction of the global telecommunication world for Indonesia to continue its active participation as member of the Council. Seating in this position once again, Indonesia is expected to actively contribute to the work of ITU while simultaneously forward its national interests in the global telecommunication/ICT sector.