Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Indian govt, to moot South Asian postal union

Dear Comrades,

NEW DELHI (AsiaPulse) - The Indian government is likely to discuss the proposal to form South Asian Postal Union, a move that will enhance regional cooperation and can lead to reduction of postal tariffs among SAARC member states.
"The proposal to set up South Asian Postal Union (SAPU) is scheduled for discussion in the Cabinet on Wednesday," a source said.

The proposal includes setting up of SAPU's secretariat in Delhi and Ghaziabad based postal training institute which would train postal department officials of South Asian countries, he said

Last week Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, at 17th SAARC Summit, welcomed the proposal to establish the SAPU.

"I commend the Postal Administrations of SAARC countries for agreeing to establish a South Asian Postal Union. India is happy to host the ad hoc Secretariat for the Union, and to sponsor training courses at our Postal Staff College to train up to ten SAARC officials per year," PM said last week.

If the goal is met, a large number of postal exchanges taking place will benefit business community and individuals beside enhancing economic co-operating among member nation of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

The member of SAARC include Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri lanka and Afghanistan. (PTI)
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