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UIRR: Memorandum of understanding with the Universal Postal Union 24.01.2018 14:19

On Wednesday, 23 January in Berne, the Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), Mr Bishar Abdirahman Hussein, and the Secretary General of OTIF, Mr François Davenne, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The memorandum formalises the working links between the two organisations.

These links have recently been of a more operational nature with both organisations’ wish to develop postal consignments by rail between China and Europe.

In addition to enabling the exchange of knowledge and expertise, the MoU will make it possible to set up any joint working groups that might be required to prepare recommendations and guidelines for this new situation.

In view of the increasing number of postal consignments between China and Europe and the challenge this represents for the rail sector, the Secretariat of OTIF welcomes the signing of this MoU with UPU and looks forward to continuing this productive cooperation.