22 January 2023
Egypt Chairs APPC 42nd Session

Egypt, represented by Egypt Post, has chaired the 42nd Session of the Arab Permanent Postal Commission (APPC), held at Egypt Post headquarters in Smart Village.
The Session was attended by heads of postal operators from 16 Arab countries, representative of the Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), Head of ICT Development in the League of Arab States (LAS), and UPU Regional Coordinator.
The meeting discussed fostering collaboration to overcome the regional and global challenges that face the postal sector today and how to provide innovative solutions and services to citizens capitalizing on national expertise in Arab countries.
During the meeting, participants agreed to study mechanisms for enhancing inter-Arab cooperation to produce the best outcomes and proposals that reflect the interests of the Arab countries at UPU.
Moreover, UPU recommendations for the regional development plan for the Arab region were presented, with the aim of improving the quality of services and promoting e-commerce in all Arab countries.
Other topics discussed included the new terminal expenses system, the Arab countries’ stance on opening UPU doors to key players, and the importance of evaluating the impact of that step on Arab countries.
The attendees also explored means to support Arab postal operators as they face advanced technology-associated challenges and ways to transform them into opportunities for the development of the Arab postal sector.
APPC originated from the Arab Telecommunications and Information Council of Ministers (ATICM). The Session was preceded by preparatory meetings of APPC working groups, on January 15-17.
On the sidelines of the APPC 42nd Session, Egypt Post, in collaboration with Emirates Post, issued a commemorative postage stamp, celebrating 50 years of Egyptian-Emirati bilateral ties. The stamp reflects the brotherly and friendly ties that the two countries share, and the prospective joint plans in various sectors to serve the interests of both nations.
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