The United Nations named the largest halls in Switzerland as Saudi Arabia


The United Nations’ specialized telecommunications and information technology organization has announced the designation of its largest hall in Geneva, Switzerland as “Saudi Arabia”.

This came during a ceremony held in Riyadh, Thursday, under the auspices of the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawah, and the presence of a number of officials.

The Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Salem Al Ruwais, said in a speech during the ceremony that the Kingdom appreciates the launch of the name “Saudi Arabia” in the largest halls of the United Nations specialized in the field of communications and information technology. 

Ruwais explained that the naming of the hall is an enhancement of the position of Saudi Arabia, the international and regional leadership of the International Telecommunication Union, and its supporting efforts since it became a member of the Federation and its Council. He stressed that the Kingdom will continue to work with the international community to develop the ICT sector, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

For his part, the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union, Hulin Jaho, that the launch of the name “Saudi Arabia” to the largest hall in the United Nations, comes in commemoration of its international efforts in the field of communications and information technology, and confirmation of the leading role, which is played by the Kingdom at the United Nations.

Al Ruwais and Jaho signed an agreement to encourage innovative approaches by ICT regulators as a result of the classification of ICT regulation in the Kingdom among the most mature countries in the world.


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