Vietnam has been elected to the Postal Operations Council of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) for the 2022 - 2025 term. This is an opportunity for Vietnam to deeply participate in international postal operations.
The 27th Congress of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) was organized online and on-site on August 9-27 in the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Head of the Permanent Delegation of Vietnam to the United Nations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and international organizations represented Vietnam at the event directly in Abidjan and Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Pham Anh Tuan led the Vietnamese delegation at the event online.
The Congress is the highest body of the Universal Postal Union, which convenes every four years with the participation of representatives of UPU member countries.
At the plenary session on August 25-26, the Congress elected the positions of General Director, Deputy General Director of UPU International Office, members of the Board of Directors, members of the Executive Council and the Postal Operations Council for the term 2022 - 2025.
Masahiko Metoki, a Japanese national, was elected as the General Director and Marjan Osvald, a Slovenian national, was elected as Deputy General Director of the UPU International Office. The Congress also selected 40 members of the Executive Council and 48 members of the Postal Operations Council for the term 2022 - 2025.
Vietnam was elected as a member of the Postal Operations Council for the first time.
As an official member of the Postal Operations Council for the 2022-2025 term, Vietnam, especially Vietnam Post as a designated postal corporation, will have good opportunities to participate deeper into international postal operations; enhance the position of Vietnam Post; directly contribute to the development of policies on international postal operations; and have a voice in formulating and making professional policies to ensure the interests of developing countries.
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