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UAE wins membership and joins the Universal Postal Union’s Council…

UAE, August 28, 2021

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has won membership in
the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) Council of Administration (CA) and the
Postal Operations Council (POC) for the 2022-2025 cycle. Nominees were selected
based on geographical representation during the 27th edition of the Universal
Postal Union Congress, hosted by Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Emirates Post Group, led by the Group CEO Abdulla M. Alashram, represented
UAE during the Universal Postal Congress, joining government representatives and industry leaders from UPU
member states alongside UN representatives and other international organizations.
The delegation acknowledges the election of the UAE to assume the two seats as a
testament to the country’s pioneering initiatives and unremitting efforts
towards the industry’s advancements locally and globally, to proactively
supporting the UPU’s activities, and to promoting a higher standard for postal
and financial services.

Abdulla
M. Alashram, Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, said: “The UAE continues to demonstrate
its leading position in all sectors and cement its strong presence in
international forums and summits. As we maintain our momentum to reach new heights of success, we continue
to express our gratitude to the vision and guidance of our country’s
leadership, which have been pivotal in enhancing the nation’s capabilities to
offer innovative solutions and launch ambitious initiatives to ensure the highest
levels of excellence and sustainability. Winning
the membership within the CA and POC demonstrates
the UAE’s position as a key player in developing postal policies and strategies
worldwide.”               

Alashram
added: “Assuming our position as a member of the UPU’s CA and the POC increases
our responsibility to contribute to the development of postal entities across
the globe in terms of promoting service quality and implementing various
digital transformation and financial integration concepts. We remain fully
committed to supporting UPU’s efforts, and we will continue to play an active role
in promoting a sustainable development to ensure a more prosperous
future.”        

The UPU’s Councils
comprise of 40 states that hold meetings to develop strategies and discuss various
regulatory, administrative, legislative, and legal agenda within the global
postal industry. Aimed at developing and approving a roadmap for UPU’s activities,
the Union Postal Congress is held every four years with the participation of
more than 192 states represented by their respective postal authorities.

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