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Speech: ICT: Global Opportunities and Challenges

November 10, 2009, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Beirut, Lebanon

Prepared Remarks of Chairman Julius Genachowski
International Telecommunication Union Global Symposium for Regulators
Beirut, Lebanon
November 10, 2009

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for that kind introduction. Thank you also to our Lebanese hosts, His Excellency President Sleiman and Chairman Shehadi, who have so warmly welcomed us to this beautiful country.

I would also like to thank the innovative leadership of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Secretary-General Touré and Telecommunication Development Bureau Director Al Basheer, and congratulate them on this excellent symposium. And I’d like to thank and introduce my friend and distinguished colleague, Ambassador Phil Verveer, and members of my talented senior staff, Mindel De La Torre and Priya Aiyar. 

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