Communication minister in Switzerland to attend Information meeting

Tehran, May 25, IRNA – Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmood Vaezi flew to Switzerland on Monday.

During his four-day visit, Vaezi is set to attend the working group of World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

Hewill also deliver a speech and hold separate meetings with his foreign counterparts and officials.

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was a pair of United Nations-sponsored conferences about information, communication and, in broad terms, the information society that took place in 2003 in Geneva and in 2005 in Tunis.

One of its chief aims was to bridge the global digital divide separating rich countries from poor countries by spreading access to the Internet in the developing world.

The conferences established 17 May as World Information Society Day.