17 October 2021
Egypt Post, Congolese Counterpart Ink Protocol on Promoting e-Commerce



Egypt Post and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Post (SCPT) have inked a protocol of cooperation on e-commerce; financial and postal services; postal security; postal infrastructure and service system development; training provision; and expertise transfer. The protocol was signed during the visit of a high-level delegation from Egypt Post to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
 
The protocol is a major milestone in the technical cooperation between Egypt and African countries. The aim is to open new avenues of cooperation between Egypt and the Congo to transfer Egypt Post’s successful experience in achieving digital transformation and financial inclusion to the Congo to leverage Egypt Post’s capabilities and excellence in the areas included in the protocol.
 
Pursuant to the protocol, the two sides will hold meetings to set frameworks of cooperation, with Egypt Post committing to support African postal organizations at different levels, especially in e-commerce. This comes as Egypt Post acceded the Ecom@Africa initiative, carried out in cooperation with the Universal Postal Union (UPU).
 
The Ecom@Africa initiative aims to enable micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access global markets through facilitating import and export procedures to boost e-commerce through postal networks in Africa. In addition, the initiative seeks to take advantage of Egypt Post’s Consolidation Hub at Cairo International Airport to serve African countries through consolidating and redirecting e-commerce parcels.
 
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