Qatar Post will try to form Arab philately union: official

Q-Post chairman Ali Mohamed al-Ali has said the Arab Postal Stamps Exhibition was the first exercise of its kind, hosted by Q-Post under the aegis of the Arab League.

He said this while addressing the delegates at the end of the stamps exhibition recently.
He said earlier Q-Post had hosted only the GCC and local level exhibitions.

He said Q-Post would take the initiatives to constitute an Arab philately union. “There is enormous interest for philately among enthusiasts in this part of the world,” he said.

The exhibition was organised by Q-Post in association with Qatar Philately Numismatic Club.

Clubs and postal corporations from 17 Arab States participated in the five-day event.
The chairman also reminded that Q-Post was in the race for bidding for the World Postal Congress in 2012.

He thanked Arab League secretary general Amr Musa and GCC secretary general Abdulrahman al-Attiyah for the co-operation.

He later gave away awards to representatives of participating clubs and postal corporations.
Answering another question, the chairman indicated that with the implementation of some new SDR (universal postal currency) guidelines, it would be pretty tough for many corporations all over the world.

The corporations have to explore new ways to boost their revenues. “For instance, sending mails and receiving mails to and from a number of countries would become more expensive.

He said on the basis of the country’s income, Qatar has been classified as group 1 by Universal Postal Union (UPU), along with United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. So there are chances that mails received and sent from the country becoming more expensive.

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