MCIT celebrates World Post Day

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations.

To celebrate the event, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Afghanistan (MCIT) conducted a splendid meeting at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul city on Sunday October 15, 2017.

The leadership of the ministry, members of the Parliament, postal service companies and mass media representatives attended the meeting.

At beginning deputy minister (finance and admin) of MCIT Dr. Hadi Hedayati, welcomed the participants and guests, adding that postal services play an essential role in the economic and social sectors in a society that, fortunately, Afghanistan is an active member of the Union.

Then, Shahzad Aryobee, acting minister of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, halted on the important role of postal service, he said that we have a specific program for the development and modernization and provision online postal services in the country, we hope that there will be tremendous developments by next year.


 

After that, director of The Afghan Post, Ahmad Wahid Wais, in turn, spoke about the status of postal services in Afghanistan, adding that after the agreement between the Afghan Post and the General Directorate of the Passport, 800 million Afghanis have been added to the national budget from Distribution of Passports, he then briefed participants about the plans for updating the services and reminded the importance of the postal service agreements signed with Azerbaijan, the United States and the Turkish Kargo company.

 

Director of the passport administration General Sayed Omar Sabour, appreciating close cooperation of MCIT, also referred to the importance of the Day, saying that Afghan Post receives more than 1.4 million AFN through daily distribution of passports.

The directors of domestic and foreign private companies operating in the country, each in turn, reminded their services and plans in their separate speeches.

On the sidelines of the event, Afghanistan Post Regulatory Authority issued the license to Aero Parcel Company.