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Jean-Paul Forceville, President of the POC, participates to the PUMed meeting

Jean-Paul Forceville, Chairman of the Postal Operations Council went to Luxor in Egypt for the meeting of the Postal Union for the Mediterranean on 5 and 6 December 2022.

The Postal Union for the Mediterranean (PUMed) met for the first time in three years in Luxor, on December 5 and 6, 2022, at the invitation of the Egyptian Post. It was an opportunity for Posts around the Mediterranean to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing postal services in the region, and to find solutions to strengthen their cooperation and collaboration.

During the meeting, the PUMed's management team was renewed. The French Post was elected to the Board of Directors, along with the Algerian, Albanian, Egyptian, Spanish, Jordanian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Tunisian and Turkish Posts. Egypt succeeds Turkey in the presidency.

Three new task forces have been created to work on financial inclusion, social and environmental responsibility (CSR) and postal security. These task forces are responsible for sharing experiences and finding ways to make progress in these areas.

The closing of a cooperation agreement between the UPU and the PUMed, in the presence of the International Bureau's General Director, Mr. METOKI, confirms the two organizations' shared desire to work closely together. The PUMed is particularly aware to the subject of opening up to external players, which is a crucial issue for the entire world postal community.

As Chairman of the Postal Operations Council and representative of the French Post, Jean-Paul FORCEVILLE has been an active participant in these discussions. Jean Paul adds "I am delighted to have participated in this meeting of the PUMed and to contribute to the organization's strategy for the years to come. Cooperation and collaboration between Posts around the Mediterranean are essential to ensure their competitiveness and to meet the needs of their customers. I am proud to represent France at this meeting and to be an active partner in the PUMed's efforts to strengthen economic and cultural ties in the region."


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