YEREVAN — Visiting Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Dr Hamadoun Touré has stated his satisfaction with the positive changes in the telecommunications sector in Armenia.
Dr Touré noted that Armenia takes active part in the works of the Union and in the area of telecommunication Armenia has registered certain progress.
“Armenia, which possesses impressive intellectual potential, has great capabilities and prospects for the development of the telecommunication and communication areas” he said, adding he would be happy to see Armenia’s active participation in the discussions of the research and working groups of the Union, at the international conferences dedicated to the problems of telecommunication and other important events.
During a meeting with Prime MinisterTigran Sarkisian the ITU Secretary General was informed that in the recently published world report of the National Competitiveness Armenia’s IT indices of 2009 were published, despite the fact that the results of 2011 were posted on the ITU website. The Head of the Government mentioned that if the indices of 2011 were published, the level of our country’s competitiveness would have been higher.
Hamadoun Touré said that it was a matter of misunderstanding. The Secretary General of ITU stressed that in 2011 Armenia registered the highest growth rate in the IT field in South Caucasus.