Oman Post CEO highlights role of postal sector in regional summit

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Muscat: Oman Post CEO Abdulmalik Al Balushi has highlighted the opportunities and challenges facing the postal sector in Oman at a regional summit held in Egypt.

He participated at the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Regional Strategy Forum, which was held in Sharm El Sheikh, where he spoke during the session ‘Regional Perspectives: Postal Operators’ to mention the importance of operators needed to develop this industry now and in the future.

“The logistics sector has been identified by Tanfeedh as a key pillar in advancing the socio-economic development of the Sultanate. Driven by ASYAD Group, Oman’s modern logistics infrastructure positions the Sultanate as a key player in developing the regional postal sector,” commented Al Balushi.

“Oman Post has been embarking on a journey of business excellence, and such events constitute a unique platform for knowledge exchange, discussing the latest trends, highlighting challenges and opportunities within the sector.”

Organized by the UPU, the event, titled Perspectives on Postal Vision 2030, welcomed a variety of high-level speakers from across the postal sector who exchanged views on a wide range of topics. It is part of a series of six regional strategy forums to be held around the world in 2019. Engaging key stakeholders from ministries, designated operators and regulatory agencies, the Sharm El Sheikh Forum was divided into three sessions, offering industry perspectives from governments, postal operators and regulators.

In this context, an Oman Post spokesman added: “Oman Post is moving into retail digitalization and diversifying its portfolio to include a broad range of services. Since its re-invention and the creation of its new strategy, ‘Driving Transformation through Business Excellence’, the organisation has been credited for driving valuable growth within the industry. Oman Post has been driving greater efficiencies in the sector and building the necessary capabilities for adequately dealing with the demands of Oman’s trade agreements with other nations and international bodies.”