UAE restores postal services to Qatar after 3 years

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UAE restores postal services to Qatar after 3 years
The United Arab Emirates has resumed postal services to Qatar nearly three years after they were suspended due to a Gulf Arab political dispute. reported Reuters
 
The move followed a meeting of parties involved in the dispute with the United Nations postal agency. 
 
Indirect services began on Feb. 9 with mail transported via Oman, according to a notice from state-run Emirates Post sent to other postal firms.
 
The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt have since June 2017 imposed a political, trade and transport boycott on Qatar over charges it supports terrorism, a catch-all word denoting Islamist militants. Doha denies the charges, saying the embargo aims to curtail its sovereignty.
 
The move came after the U.N. Universal Postal Union held a meeting with postal representatives from Qatar and the four boycotting nations at UPU headquarters in Switzerland on Jan. 29 to discuss how to improve ties, a UPU spokesman said.
 
“UPU finds it very positive that there was an agreement to discuss these issues and the discussions were a positive development and a step in the right direction,” he said.

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