(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The Arab League Assistant Secretary General Mohamed Al Tweijeri conferred on Wednesday with the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union ITU Hamdoun Tory to discuss arrangements for the Connect Arab States Summit which will be held in Doha from March 5 through 7.
The summit is being organized by the ITU in partnership with the Arab League.
This is the third in a series of regional Summits. Previous Summits were held for the Africa (2007) and the CIS (2009) regions, Tweijeri said.
By bringing together key global and regional players in the sector, the Connect Arab States Summit will help mobilize human, financial and technical resources needed to support ICT growth, widely recognized as the engine of future economic prosperity and sustainable development.
The Connect the World Summits encompass both an event (the Summit itself), but also a preparatory process, which is key in ensuring that the Summit is a success in all terms (political support, financial support and resource mobilization, project identification, and partnership commitment).
The purpose of the Connect the World Summits is to identify priority projects, foster cooperation, engage partners, mobilize resources, and gather all stakeholders during a three-day event, to address the priorities identified for a specific region. Following the Summits in Kigali, Rwanda (Africa) and Minsk, Belarus (CIS),
Connect Arab States will be focusing on the priorities as first expressed by the Arab States in preparation and during ITU s World Telecommunication Development Conference in 2010 in Hyderabad, India, and reviewed and approved by the experts of ITU and the League of Arab States.