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Posted On: 22 July 2008 04:07 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

Postal Jamboree

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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Qatar has excellent chances to win the bid to host the 25th Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress in 2012, a source said on Sunday. Qatar's prospects of hosting this event are bright, given the country's vast experience in organising world class gatherings and conferences. The winner has to secure a majority of votes of the 191 member states due to meet for the 24th UPU Congress to be held in Geneva starting tomorrow. A delegation representing the General Postal Corporation (Q-Post) headed by Ali Mohammed Al Ali, Q-Post's Chairman and General Manager, will be attending this Congress. Al Ali was confident that Qatar's potential and its vast experience in hosting conferences and international events besides well-established security and stability are major factors that make Doha the front-runner to host the UPU Congress. "Qatar’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva, Ambassador Abdullah Falah Al Dossari has reiterated Qatar's readiness to host the 25th UPU Congress in 2012 and to offer all necessary facilities to make this event a success," said Ali. The 24th UPU Congress will be attended by more than 1,500 delegates from the UPU's 191 member countries. The congress aims to discuss major issues affecting the global postal sector today.