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17 April 2017, 17:51

Universal Postal Union pleased with Belarus' online trade accomplishments

Bishar Hussein
Bishar Hussein

MINSK, 17 April (BelTA) – The Universal Postal Union would like to praise Belarus' accomplishments in the development of online trade. The statement was made by Universal Postal Union (UPU) Director General Bishar Abdirahman Hussein during the plenary session Digital Transformation Strategy held as part of the 24th international forum on telecommunication, information, and banking technologies TIBO 2017 on 17 April, BelTA has learned.

Bishar Hussein said: “Today I visited major postal offices in Belarus and saw a successfully operating online trading platform. It is an accomplishment, on which I would like to congratulate the government and the Belarusian Communications and Informatization Ministry.”

According to the UPU director general, the information and communication technology policy Belarus pursues fully matches the Sustainable Development Goals, which UN member states are intent on achieving.

Bishar Hussein assured that in the course of implementing digital transformation projects Belarus can count on support of the Universal Postal Union. “In 2016 Belarus was elected deputy president of the 26th Universal Postal Congress. I urge you to stay in the lead as part of the Universal Postal Union,” he added.

The Universal Postal Union was established in 1874 in accordance with the Treaty of Bern as the international agency in charge of regulating international postal services. The Universal Postal Union has been a specialized institution of the United Nations Organization since 1948. The union is headquartered in Bern, Switzerland.

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