The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) represents the UAE in all the Gulf forums and meetings held under the umbrella of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, particularly those related to ICT.  The Representatives Committee, Steering Committee and Technical Committee emanate from the GCC Ministerial Committee for ICT. Moreover, from these permanent committees emanate a number of specialized working groups that focus on various topics such as the GCC Spectrum Management Group, the GCC work group in charge of the preparation for the WTDC, and the GCC Group in charge of the preparation for the WTSA. The TRA participates in these forums through the preparation of important working papers on their agenda, or through leading or hosting them.