Egypt, represented by the Egyptian General Organization for Standardization and Quality, won the membership of the Board of Directors of the International Organization for Standardization “ISO” for the next session (2023-2025) in the third group, during the annual meetings of the General Assembly No. 44 of the organization, which was held in the United Arab Emirates during the period from 19-23 September This year, Egypt won the votes of 60 countries, outperforming Singapore and Vietnam.
Dr. Khaled Sofi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian General Authority for Standardization and Quality, said that Egypt’s victory in this seat is a real culmination of the great interest that the Egyptian state attaches to the specification and quality file, believing in its importance and realizing the roles that the quality system plays in advancing the Egyptian economy and achieving sustainable development goals within the framework of “Egypt Vision 2030”, with its various social and economic dimensions, referring in this context to the great support provided by Eng. Ahmed Samir, Minister of Trade and Industry to enhance the role of the authority and support it in running for these elections with the aim of activating the leading role of Egypt to be among the active countries in setting policies and strategies for specification activities and various standardization activities at the international level.
In this context, Sophie expressed his thanks and pride for the support of all Arab and friendly countries from the world to Egypt, as well as the great role played by the Arab Organization for Industrial Development and Mining, as well as the United Arab Emirates, which is hosting the meetings, in mobilizing countries to vote for Egypt during the elections.
It is worth mentioning that the International Organization for Standardization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, includes 167 member states, has more than 340 technical committees in various fields, and constitutes a vital bridge between the government and private sectors to develop international standards. More than 5,000 members of the organization and experts participated in the meeting. International, with direct attendance or via video conferencing, representatives of 123 member states, and 31 observers.