On March 1, 2023, the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union (UPU IB) held its first online meeting with the technical teams of the regional unions to discuss the draft regional development plan for postal sector modernization.
The meeting was attended by the management of the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union, 60 representatives of regional organizations, as well as representatives of the Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications.
Nurudin Mukhitdinov, General-Director of the RCC Executive Committee, spoke on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications.
In his speech, Nurudin Mukhitdinov, General-Director of the RCC Executive Committee, noted that the issues of e-commerce and postal sector development are a priority for RCC and are considered at different levels.
At the same time, he noted the great role of the Universal Postal Union in organizing regional seminars for the modernization of the postal sector.
At the invitation of the RCC Executive Committee, the meeting was also attended by: Novruz Mammadov, Chairman of the RCC Postal Commission; Natalia Gordeyenko, Chairman of the Working Group on the Work with the UPU, and Olga Zhitnikova, Deputy Chairman; full members of the RCC Postal Operators Board - Haypost, Russia Post, Uzbekistan Post , as well as representatives of the communications administrations of the Republic of Armenia and the RCC Executive Committee.
At the proposal of the General-Director of the Executive Committee, Natalia Gordeenko, Chairperson of the Working Group on the Work with the UPU, Deputy Minister of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus, took the floor.
She presented the information about the decision to build a logistics center in the Republic of Belarus and expressed her request to the UPU IB for technical assistance and recommendations on the creation of a modern logistics center for processing and sorting of postal items.
The agenda of the meeting included:
- Presentation of the International Bureau;
- Presentations by representatives of regional unions:
- Postal policy in Ecuador: UPU/PUASP cooperation;
- Implementation of an integrated postal reform and development plan in Bosnia and Herzegovina: UPU/CERP cooperation.
Participants thanked the UPU IB for taking the initiative to hold this meeting.
Finally, Masahiko Metoki, Director General of the Universal Postal Union, thanked all participants for their active participation and presentations.
He noted the importance of such meetings and expressed the hope that the next meeting would take place in a face-to-face format.