Saudi Arabia wins 2 crucial positions on Universal Postal Union Board

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has secured two critical membership positions on the Board of Directors and the Investment Council of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). 

The position for the period 2021-2025 was awarded to the Kingdom through an election that saw 192 countries place their votes as part of the activities of the 27th Universal Postal Union Conference, held in Abidjan, Republic of Ivory Coast, which began on the 9th  and concludes on 27th August 2021.

The membership will allow the Kingdom to participate in making organizational and legislative decisions through the board which has representations from 41 countries out of 192 member countries.

It also serves the Kingdom’s strategic directions, participation in projects and working groups in the Universal Postal Union, the right to vote, and decision-making.

The membership aims to enhance the role of the Universal Postal Union in stimulating the sustainable development of universal postal services, and effective participation with member countries for the success of the strategies of the Universal Postal Union, and for cooperation in all areas of postal services.

Eng. Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Al-Bakri, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology for Postal Logistic Services explained that since the beginning of the Kingdom’s accession to the union’s membership, it has actively participated in all postal events and meetings, and strengthening relations with this international organization and its member states, as well as contributing to many projects and working groups in the Universal Postal Union.

Eng. Al-Bakri who also led the Saudi delegation participating in the conference stressed that membership in the Board of Directors and the Postal Investment Council is a real opportunity to contribute positively to the role played by the Universal Postal Union in making critical and vital decisions that affect future trends and strategies for postal business.

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