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Mohammad Al Ramsi, executive director of regulatory affairs at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been named chairman of this year's World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC).

His appointment took place during the opening of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC23) held in Dubai on Tuesday.

This milestone reportedly marks the fulfillment of the decision made in a session in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in 2019, during which Al Ramsi was endorsed as a candidate for the chairmanship of the 39th iteration of the conference. Moreover, it highlights the global position of the UAE, particularly in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

"The global consensus witnessed in the opening session, selecting an Emirati figure to chair one of the most significant and influential conferences in the international ICT sector, is a testament to the leading global position of the UAE," Al Ramsi said after the announcement, as reported by WAM.

"Today, I feel a great responsibility dictated by my duty as an Emirati towards my country first, and towards the global responsibilities that result from this position," he added.

"I derive my confidence in succeeding in this mission from the great support that I have received, and that every individual of this generous nation receives, which has made the people of the UAE demonstrate their presence with great merit in all international events and forums in which they have represented their country," he said further.

Al Ramsi also shared that his appointment is a strong motivator for him to make every conceivable effort in pushing the country's global mission, which is to position itself as a key advocate for international cooperation and an influential contributor to achieving global development goals for the benefit of humanity around the world.

WRC23's participants include 900 international organizations, universities and companies from 193 countries and 4,500 government officials.

The conference, which will run until Dec. 15, is set to host a series of sessions that aim to achieve global consensus on radio communications and frequencies. The event is expected to make an impact on various sectors, including manufacturing, space, health, education and transportation.