Posted on June 16, 2017
Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Postal Service Company (Q-Post) Faleh Mohamed al-Naemi has termed the suspension of postal services with Qatar by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain as a clear violation of the constitution and agreements of Universal Postal Union (UPU), which should be respected by all member-states. 
 
In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), al-Naemi said that Q-Post has contacted the Director General of UPU and briefed him on the current situation. Q-Post has also sent a written notice and called for urgent and bold actions to enforce the constitution and agreements of UPU, he added.  “We look forward to working effectively with the UPU in a manner consistent with the spirit and systems of the UPU,” Q-Post chairman said. He stressed that the suspension of these postal services with Qatar has had a significant impact on the daily life of millions of citizens and residents of Qatar, who have been unfairly targeted by the one-sided decision of stopping services.
 
Q-Post chairman added that the UPU conventions and regulations consider countries which endorsed the UPU constitution as a single postal area for the exchange of parcels among themselves under the name of the UPU, adding that the freedom of transit is guaranteed throughout the territory of the union. This term is contained in the treaty establishing the UPU in 1874 and indicates the ideas of unity and close co-operation among the founders of the UPU.
 
Al-Naemi stressed that despite the clear violation by the three GCC countries of the UPU constitution and agreements, Q-Post remains committed to these international agreements and stands ready to send postal parcels to these countries.
 
source: Gulf Times

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