Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

African Organizations

Egypt’s natural and deep rooted links in Africa rest not only on its geographical location, but on the River Nile which links Egypt to all countries of the Nile Basin. In the ICT field, Egypt plays a leading role in the continent and, as a member of a number of African regional organizations, is keen to share its experience in establishing solid infrastructure, creating effective legislation and building human capacity.

Whether through the African Union (AU) and its specialized committees, the COMESA or other African regional groupings, Egypt seeks to further the 2063 agenda effectively by drawing on the different strengths and expertise of the organizations.

Egypt also seizes the opportunity of belonging to key international organizations in establishing ties with regional African organizations’ priorities and bringing the African voice to such forums as needed.


The Pan African Postal Union (PAPU), a specialized agency of the African Union, was established in 1980 under the Organization of African Unity to spearhead the development of postal services in Africa.

With its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania, PAPU has a membership of 43 countries and is governed by a plenipotentiary conference composed of ICT ministers from member states.

Egypt is an active member of PAPU and was elected as one of the five members of the executive bureau during the 30th ordinary session of the PAPU Administrative Council, held in July 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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