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Blockading countries restore postal services to Qatar

Blockading countries restore postal services to Qatar

QNA
Doha
The blockading countries – UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain — have restored postal services to Qatar, the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has announced.
The resumption is the outcome of the meeting that was especially organised and attended by all the concerned countries on Jan 29, 2020 at the Universal Postal Union (UPU) headquarters in Berne, Switzerland, the CRA said in a statement.
“This means that in the course of Feb 2020, the blockading countries will resume postal services to Qatar through a specified third country (the Sultanate of Oman). The measure ends the suspension of postal traffic which the blockading countries put in place since the beginning of the siege in June 2017. As a result of the blockade, postal services companies in Qatar were not able to receive or send postal items to the blockading countries or were even able to receive and send postal items to other countries through the blockading countries,” it said. The situation has affected many citizens and residents of Qatar who use the postal services in commercial services, or communicate with their relatives and friends in these countries or through them.
It said Qatar Postal Services Company (Q-Post) is ready to resume the postal services with the blockading countries to protect the rights of postal consumers in Qatar.
Meanwhile, the CRA underlined that it is also working with the concerned entities to proceed with the complaint lodged by Qatar based on the UPU Rules, which relates to the blockading countries suspending postal traffic to Qatar.
The matter shall be discussed during the UPU’s council of administration meeting which is currently under way and is being attended by a high-level Qatari delegation.