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India Africa Postal Leaders Meet

India Africa Postal Leaders Meet:

With the aim of strengthening ties among the administrations of African countries and India in the postal sector, the ‘India Africa Postal Leaders Meet’ was organised in India.

  • It is an initiative under the “South- South and Triangular Cooperation” programme of the Universal Postal Union and is organised with the support of India Post and the United States Postal Service.
  • The key theme of the meet is capacity building, through study visits.
  • During the study visits India Post demonstrated the delivery of services through India Post, including e-commerce parcels, Dak Niryat Kendras, postal financial services by the India Post Payments Bank, Aadhaar enabled services, Passport services and Digital Life Certificate.
  • The meet is also significant in the backdrop of Indian led farsighted initiatives like ‘Voice of Global South Summit’, the India-Africa forum, and inclusion of the African Union in the G20 during India’s Presidency in 2023.
  • 42 heads of postal administrations and other senior management personnel as delegates from the postal organisations of 22 African countries in the Global South attended the meet.