Indian govt, to moot South Asian postal union

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).

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