Nº 2 2015 > Meeting with the Secretary-General

Official Visits

During February 2015, courtesy visits were made to ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao by the following Ministers, Ambassadors to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, and other important guests.

From left to right: Ram Narain, Deputy Director General (International Relations), Department of Telecommunications, India; Houlin Zhao, ITU SecretaryMirian Teresita Palacios Ferreira, Director, CONATEL, Paraguay Magdalena Gaj, President of Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (left); and Malgorzata Olszewska, Undersecretary of State, Poland’s Ministry Dato Mahdi Rahman, Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam Diarra Mariam Flantié Diallo, Mali’s former Minister of Information and Communication Technology Murad N. Najafbayli, Ambassador of Azerbaijan Charles Geiger, Former Executive Director, WSIS Former Special Adviser to the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) Professor Baoguo Cui, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Jian Song, Professor (left); and Changyong Pan, Associate Professor (right), Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, ChinaProfessor Dr Mark I. Krivocheev, Chief Scientist, Radio Research and Development Institute, Moscow, Russia Sadahiko Kano, Professor Emeritus, Waseda University, Japan Dr Abeer F. Shakweer, Minister’s Advisor for Social Responsibility and Service, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt (left); aPamela Hamamoto, Ambassador of the United States From left to right: Captain Esteban Pacha, Director General, International Mobile Satelite Organization (IMSO); Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General; ChHailong Wu, Ambassador of China From left to right: Giacomo Mazzone, Head of Institutional Relations, European Broadcasting Union (EBU); François Rancy, Director of the ITU Radiocomm
From left to right: Ram Narain, Deputy Director General (International Relations), Department of Telecommunications, India; Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General; and Shahbaz Ali, Controller of Communication Accounts, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, India
Mirian Teresita Palacios Ferreira, Director, CONATEL, Paraguay
Magdalena Gaj, President of Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (left); and Malgorzata Olszewska, Undersecretary of State, Poland’s Ministry of Administration and Digitization (right)
Dato Mahdi Rahman, Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam
Diarra Mariam Flantié Diallo, Mali’s former Minister of Information and Communication Technology
Murad N. Najafbayli, Ambassador of Azerbaijan
Charles Geiger, Former Executive Director, WSIS Former Special Adviser to the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD)
Professor Baoguo Cui, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Jian Song, Professor (left); and Changyong Pan, Associate Professor (right), Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Professor Dr Mark I. Krivocheev, Chief Scientist, Radio Research and Development Institute, Moscow, Russia
Sadahiko Kano, Professor Emeritus, Waseda University, Japan
Dr Abeer F. Shakweer, Minister’s Advisor for Social Responsibility and Service, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt (left); and Mohannad El-Megharbel, Senior Manager, Standardization and Technical Aspects, National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Egypt (right)
Pamela Hamamoto, Ambassador of the United States
From left to right: Captain Esteban Pacha, Director General, International Mobile Satelite Organization (IMSO); Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General; Christian Roisse, Executive Secretary, EUTELSAT; and José Toscano, Director General and CEO, International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)
Hailong Wu, Ambassador of China
From left to right: Giacomo Mazzone, Head of Institutional Relations, European Broadcasting Union (EBU); François Rancy, Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau; Ingrid Deltenre, Director General of EBU; Andy Palmer, Group Director of Technical Operations, Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC); Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General; Lawrence Atiase, Chief Executive Officer, African Union of Broadcasting (AUB); John Maguire, Director General, International Radio and Television Union (URTI); Gary Thatcher, Associate Director, United States International Broadcasting Bureau; Nigel Fry, Head of Distribution, BBC World Service Group; Catherine Westcott, Communication Regulations Specialist, BBC World Service Group; and Simon Fell, Director of Technology, EBU

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