Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Egypt Post is taking part in the Fourth Extraordinary Conference of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the Strategic Summit in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Organized by the union during the period from 1 to 5 October 2023, the conference brings together 130 countries from all over the globe.
Dr Sherif Farouk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Egypt Post, said: “This edition addresses a large number of important topics related to the global postal sector, most important of which is formulating a better future for the union in light of the global changes in the systems of correspondence and transportation of items through agreement on appropriate mechanisms and controls.”
This, he added, is meant to open the doors of the union to include the active parties through several work paths: including developing the institutional framework, modernizing products and services, developing the performance of the Advisory Committee, and achieving the maximum possible benefit from these parties joining the union – especially with regard to exchanging experiences.
Dr Farouk indicated that the forum’s sessions put for consideration the climate-related measures via setting a number of voluntary goals related to reducing emissions and achieving climate ambitions for the remainder of the current session until 2025 in the context of the important role that postal administrations play in reducing emissions, reducing the carbon footprint and promoting sustainable development at all levels.
The forum will also discuss the union’s expenditures for the years 2024 and 2025 and approve the necessary amendments to it to ensure that it carries out its tasks in light of this critical period, taking into account the interests of all developing and least developed countries, Farouk noted.
Dr Farouk stressed the importance of holding this forum in light of the current major changes that require all officials in the postal sector in various countries to take urgent measures that support the survival of the postal sector through exchanging experiences between member states and entering into new partnerships, developing services that meet the needs and aspirations of customers, focusing on sustainable development, preserving the environment, expanding the use of modern technology and benefiting from big data and the Block Chain.
The conference includes several sessions dealing with strengthening the concept of a single postal region to achieve economic and social growth, in addition to discussing development, diversity and dynamism for a sustainable postal sector.
The outcomes of this forum will be used as evidence in formulating Dubai Postal Strategy for the next session 2025-2029.