Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with ITU Sec Gen
courtesy of RK President press service
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union Zhao Houlin, Kazpravda.kz cites the Akorda press service reporting.
During the meeting, issues of cooperation between Kazakhstan and the International Telecommunication Union in the field of information and communication technologies were discussed.
Tokayev noted that Kazakhstan pays special attention to the development and implementation of innovations, new technologies and emphasized the importance of creating a modern info-communication infrastructure in the region.
Zhao Houlin detailed on the main activities of the International Telecommunication Union, specifically international standards developed by the organization in the field of telecommunications and services, such as 4 G and 5 G.
According to the ITU Secretary-General, Kazakhstan has created good opportunities for using blockchain technologies, Big Data, new digital financial instruments, also for introducing information and communication technologies that are widely used in agriculture, education, healthcare, and public administration.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Digital Development, Defense and Aerospace Industry Askar Zhumagaliev, Assistant to the President Murat Nurtleuov, regional representative of the International Telecommunication Union Kirill Oparin.