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Pan African Postal Union

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The Pan African Postal Union (PAPU), a specialized agency of the African Union, was established in 1980 under the Organization of African Unity to spearhead the development of postal services in Africa.

With its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania, PAPU has a membership of 43 countries and is governed by a plenipotentiary conference composed of ICT ministers from member states.

The Association of Heads of African Postal Authorities is the most important association on the African scene, as it is responsible for setting African regional development plans and coordinating positions towards proposals related to the future of postal services in Africa, in addition to identifying training programs required by African countries and undertakes with the comprehensive African Postal Union to address the International Office of the Universal Postal Union to organize and finance these programs with the aim of raising the efficiency of workers in African postal administrations, and African countries seek through it to promote  Joint inter-technical cooperation and transfer of expertise in order to reach African integration in all fields, especially e-commerce, logistics and financial services.

Egypt and the Union

Egypt is an active member of PAPU and was elected as one of the five members of the executive bureau during the 30th ordinary session of the PAPU Administrative Council, held in July 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Egypt aims to enhance cooperation with African member countries in various fields of postal work, in addition to strengthening cooperation between Egypt and the Nile Basin countries, in addition to discussing the future of the Fund for Improving the Quality of Service and the African hopes for it under the new system.

 On 5/12/2019, Egypt won the presidency of the Association of Heads of African Postal Authorities for two years, which represents a clear embodiment of the regional and international role played by Egypt Post represented in active participation in all meetings of postal unions and comes as a continuation of the series of successes achieved by Egypt Post.

On 19/1/2020, Essam Al-Saghir, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Egypt Post, Bashar Hussein, Director General of the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union, Younis Jibreen, Secretary-General of the Pan-African Postal Union, and Eng. Isaac Kamuele, Minister of Works, Transport and Communications of the Tanzanian Government, inaugurated a commemorative postage stamp on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Comprehensive African Postal Union.

 On 22/1/2020, Egypt, represented by Egypt Post, won the Excellence Award for the best development of a postal authority at the African level, during its participation in the activities celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the African Postal Union, and Egypt's winning of this award comes as a continuation of the series of successes achieved by Egypt Post at the regional and international levels during the past period and a clear embodiment of the achievements made on the ground in the field of postal, financial and government services, achieving financial inclusion, digital transformation and infrastructure development. This is in addition to Egypt Post's support to African countries through the Regional Training Center in Cairo, which led to the adoption of the Egyptian experience by the African Postal Union and its dissemination throughout the continent.

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