UAE Restores Postal Service to Qatar
The United Arab Emirates has resumed postal service to Qatar. Postal relations between the countries were suspended three years ago as a result of a political dispute between them. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and have since June 2017 imposed a wide-ranging boycott on Qatar over accusations that the latter supports terrorism, a charge that Doha denies. The UN Universal Postal Union held a meeting with representatives from Qatar and the four boycotting nations in Switzerland on Jan. 29 to discuss an improvement in 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. There is still no mail delivery from Egypt or Saudi Arabia to Qatar.