Posted on September 26, 2019

His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, President of the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is leading a high-level Qatari delegation from the CRA and Qatar Post (Q-Post) at the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Third Extraordinary Congress, which takes place from 24 to 26 September 2019 at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), Switzerland.

The UPU Third Extraordinary Congress is held to review and decide on proposed changes related to UPU’s remuneration rate system of E format letter-post items (bulky letters and small packets). The member countries attending the Extraordinary Congress will decide between three proposals submitted by the UPU Council of Administration and Postal Operations Council in this regard. In addition, the congress will discuss any urgent postal sector issues, during the committees’ meetings and plenary sessions, which are attended by over 800 high-profile representatives from the UPU member countries.

“CRA ensures to attend the Universal Postal Union congresses and key meetings of its Council of Administration to participate in the discussions and decisions making,which will contribute to shaping the future of the global postal sector,and thus have a direct effect on the development of the postal sector and the other sectors associated with postal services in Qatar,” said H.E. Mohammed Ali Al-Mannai, President of the CRA. It is worth to mention that the congress this year is the third extraordinary one since UPU was established 1874. The first congress was hosted in Berne, Switzerland in 1900 to celebrate the organization’s 25thanniversary. Member countries gathered for a second Extraordinary Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in September 2018 to discuss pressing topics related to the sustainability of the UPU and the postal sector.

The UPU is a United Nations specialized agency and one of the world’s oldest international organizations. The UPU is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players and has 192 member countries; Qatar is a member of the UPU since 1969.