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UN General Assembly to Discuss Azerbaijan’s Resolution on TASIM Project

Azerbaijan's resolution on the creation of the Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway (TASIM) project is planned to be discussed on September 4 within the framework of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly.

Discussions of the project, entitled 'A more advanced connection and development of cooperation on the creation of telecommunications transit routes', will be attended by Azerbaijan's Minister of Communications and Information Technologies Ali Abbasov, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo and the Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the U.S. State Department Daniel Sepulveda.

The representatives of communication administrations in Lithuania, Hungary, the World Economic Forum and Orbital Sciences and Turk Telecom will also participate in the discussions.

Earlier, the UN adopted two resolutions on the TASIM project which acts as a platform for simplifying international cooperation and providing sustainable development in the field of using information and communication technologies.

The draft resolution is envisaged to be coordinated and submitted to the UN secretariat no later than September 28.

Currently the draft resolution is being intensively discussed with the UN member states.

TASIM is a regionally significant project aimed at laying trans-national fibre-optic lines covering Eurasian countries from Western Europe to Eastern Asia.

The project envisages the creation of a major transit line from the German city of Frankfurt to Chinese Hong Kong.

The network that brings together the biggest information exchange centres of Europe and Asia will run through the territories of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, China and Kazakhstan to Germany.

An alternative north transit communication line will be laid through Russia, Ukraine and Poland.

Currently, the TASIM project includes such countries as Russia (Rostelecom), Kazakhstan (KazTransCom), Turkey (TurkTelecom) and China (ChinaTelecom), as well as Azerbaijani Azertelekom.

The project is aimed at reducing poverty and accelerating economic growth. It may also play a leading role in the region's development.

Source: Trend

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