International postal services have been resumed between Qatar and Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the Universal Postal Union has announced.
Representatives from the five countries met at the UPU’s headquarters in Berne, Switzerland on January 29, 2020, to discuss the necessary arrangements for postal services between the countries.
The countries were invited to provide a response before February 21, 2020, and all agreed to resume postal services, transiting through Oman.
Bishar Hussein, director general of the Universal Postal Union, said, “I warmly welcome the resumption of international postal exchanges between these countries via transit through Oman. All of the countries, including Oman, deserve praise for their commitment and dedication to ensuring that postal items continue to be exchanged and delivered over the Union’s single postal territory.”
Qatar has faced a blockade by a number of countries since June 2017, with land, air and sea links being cut off.