Ethiopia, UPU sign Congress agreement

12.03.2018 - The Universal Postal Union and the government of Ethiopia on 8 March signed an agreement for hosting of the 2018 UPU Extraordinary Congress in Addis Ababa.

UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein signed the agreement with Ethiopia’s State Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Hon. Efrah Ali Musa.

The agreement was signed by Ethiopia’s State Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Hon. Efrah Ali Musa and UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein. The UPU Extraordinary Congress will be held between 3 – 7 September 2018.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by senior officials from the Ethiopian government and also from the International Bureau of the UPU.

Hon. Musa thanked the UPU for choosing Addis Ababa to host the Union’s premier event and pledged that Ethiopia would provide all the necessary facilities to ensure the success of the Congress.

“We believe the Union, through its convened members, noted well our nation’s ever increasing capacity to host international conventions of great significance. We are grateful for this,” Hon. Musa said.

Hussein thanked Ethiopia for accepting to host the Congress on behalf the UPU membership, which he said would be the first on the continent of Africa.

“I am particularly delighted that Ethiopia accepted to be the first country to host what we propose to be a permanent Mid Term Congress in the calendar of UPU. This is great support by Ethiopia to the UPU’s reform programme that is aimed at facilitating faster decision making for postal administrations in the face of changing market realities,” Mr. Hussein said.

Ethiopia and UPU pledged to continue working together toward a successful Congress event.



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