Qatar to shape the global postal sector in future

After winning a seat on UPU’s Council of Administration Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communications has said that Qatar will help shape the future of the global postal sector. At the 27th Universal Postal Union Congress in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Qatar was elected to the UPU’s Council of Administration.

“We are proud that Qatar won a seat on the board of UPU’s Board of Directors, and we look forward to Qatar’s contribution, along with other member countries, to shaping the future of the global postal sector for the better, especially that the postal sector is constantly evolving with the growth of e-commerce globally, which leads to the emergence of new issues and challenges for all parties, regulatory bodies and postal institutions around the world. Thus more cooperation and coordination between the UPU and the postal sector players is needed.” said the Minister.

With this win, Qatar will play a key role in overseeing UPU activities and studying regulatory, administrative, legislative and legal issues.  As a result, the postal sector in Qatar, as well as other local sectors associated with postal services, will develop. In this way, consumers will benefit from improved postal services. My final wish is for all of us to have success in both global and local postal services. stated Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, President of Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA).

“I would like to thank everyone who contributed to Qatar winning a seat on the board of UPU’s Council of Administration, which is a source of pride for all of us. It indicates Qatar’s position in the global postal sector and the prominent role it plays in this field.” said the Ambassador of Qatar to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, H E Jaber Jar Allah Al Marri.

The Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Post Faleh Al Naemi said, “We are pleased with this achievement, which indicates the international confidence in Qatar and its experience in the postal field, to contribute along with other member countries in taking the necessary measures to resolve postal urgent issues and approving the yearly updates of the new World Postal Strategy that will be followed by postal institutions around the world until the year 2025, to ensure the development of the global postal sector,”

Countries that belong to the United Postal Union (UPU) took part in elections to elect the next UPU Director-General, Deputy Director-General, Postal Operations Council members, and the UPU’s Council of Administration for the period of 2022-2025. Group No. 4 “Southern Asia and Oceania” has ten seats, one of which is won by Qatar.

Each year, CA members convene at UPU headquarters in Berne to continue UPU’s work between the Universal Postal Congress, which meets every four years and is regarded as the UPU’s highest authority. As one of the world’s oldest international organisations, the UPU is a United Nations specialised agency.

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