Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
7 December 2022
Egypt Elected as PUMed Chair, Hosts PUMed Conference

Egypt, represented by Egypt Post, has been elected as the new Chairperson of the Postal Union for the Mediterranean (PUMed) for the cycle 2022-2026. The announcement came at the 47th Board of Directors elections, held during PUMed 15th General Assembly which was hosted on December 5-6 in Luxor. Egypt also hosted PUMed Conference and Task Force Meetings.

Nermin Hassan, Head of International Cooperation Sector at Egypt Post, was elected as PUMed new Chairperson.

Egypt’s selection as PUMed Chair marks the culmination of Egypt Post’s huge efforts in providing high quality services and participating effectively in international events to share its success story. It is also a testament to the achievements made in upgrading the infrastructure, digitizing services, expanding the network of post offices, and introducing new services to cover people’s needs. Owing to those efforts, Egypt Post gained global recognition and was able to win PUMed election by a landslide.

PUMed events were joined by officials from several Member States, including Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Monaco, Palestine, Slovenia, Spain, Jordan, Libya, Syria and Turkey. Prominent figures and high-ranking officials from the post industry also attended the events, most notably UPU Director General Masahiko Metoki.

The meetings discussed the future work plan, the amendment of PUMed convention to include the observer status, and the amendment of the bylaws and task forces regulations.

Moreover, the meetings addressed a number of major issues relating to the future of postal operations, global challenges, topics of common interest in the Mediterranean, and the collaboration between Arab and European postal operators to meet customers’ needs and expectations. The exchange of experiences and knowledge among countries of the north and south of the Mediterranean was also addressed during the meetings.

During the events, Egypt Post and PUMed Member States delved into a variety of topics, including enhancing cooperation and exchanging expertise with participating postal operators in delivering services through a joint work mechanism.

On the sidelines of the meetings, Egypt Post Chairperson Sherif Farouk met with UPU Director General. They discussed issues relating to the international postal sector, including the role of postal operators in bringing about financial inclusion and boosting e-commerce; the role of the postal network in supporting national policies for achieving economic and social development, especially in developing countries, and the Post’s efforts to adopt sustainable policies.

Metoki commended the huge development that Egypt Post has been experiencing at different levels, the expansion in post offices, and digitization of services. He valued Egypt Post’s commitment to deliver a “universal postal service,” while serving as an exemplary model for postal operators in several countries.
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