Budapest, October 13, 2015. — Nikolay Nikiforov, Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications, visited exhibition ITU Telecom World 2015 and met with heads of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) — Mr Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, and Mr Brahim Sanou, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau. He also carried out a meeting with Mr Fadi Chehade, President of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
The parties discussed expansion of participation of Russia in ITU activities, implementation of decisions adopted on the Plenipotentiary conference in 2014 and the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-2015), which will take place in Geneva on 2-27 November.
Head of Minsvyaz also carried out a meeting with Mr Fadi Chehade, President of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Nikolay Nikiforov approved position of Russia aimed at internalization of Internet management. He said that it’s necessary to develop measures for improvement of accountability of ICANN to international Internet community.
Nikolay Nikiforov also told that it’s important to develop a document that will establish legal framework, responsibilities and liabilities of ICANN.