Post box. Emirate of Abu Dhabi. (Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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.

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