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(ITU) Busan to grant honorary citizenship to new ITU chief

2014/11/03 10:48

BUSAN, Nov. 3 (Yonhap) -- The Busan Metropolitan Government said Monday it will grant honorary citizenship to the Secretary-General-elect Zhao Houlin of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

"Zhao has contributed to narrowing the digital divide in developing countries and has promoted international cooperation in the ICT sector," a city official said.

Busan is currently hosting the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference that continues until Friday.

The 64-year-old was named as the new head of the ITU, becoming the first Chinese to head the U.N. organization that handles information and communication matters. His four-year term starts in 2015.