(Ecofin Agency) - The memoranda of understanding are aimed at positioning the three parties in the African postal sector, which is undergoing major changes because of the coronavirus pandemic and the growth in the e-commerce sector.
Moroccan national postal service Barid Al Maghrib recently signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with the Tunisian and Mauritanian national postal authorities to consolidate strategic relationships. The MoUs were signed on the sidelines of the 2022 Africa Postal Forum, held on May 27-28, 2022, in Marrakech.
Through the MoUs, the three parties commit to developing new services and sharing expertise in finance, digital, delivery, and international mailing segments.
Barid Al Maghrib also commits to strengthening and improving its cooperation with its partners by actively participating in the various events and projects initiated by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the Pan African Postal Union (PAPU), the Permanent Arab Postal Commission (PAPC) and the Postal Union for the Mediterranean (PUMed).
Currently, the African postal sector is undergoing major changes due notably to the digital transformation prompted by the Covid-19 health crisis and growth in the e-commerce sector and e-services sectors. By collaborating, the three parties want to reposition themselves in the market to meet users’ needs and address key issues.
"The agreements reflect the historical, fraternal, and close ties between the Kingdom of Morocco and these brotherly and friendly countries in our region. They also echo the multi-year efforts undertaken for the development of the African postal sector and the resurgence of South-South cooperation," explained Barid Al Maghrib.
Isaac K. Kassouwi