India assumed the leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union.

  • India will take over the leadership of the Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) from January 2023. Its headquarter is in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Following the successful elections held during the 13th APPU Congress held in Bangkok during August-September 2022, Dr. Vinay Prakash Singh, former Member (Personnel), Postal Service Board, will take over as the General Secretary of the Union for a term of 4 years.
  • The Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) is an intergovernmental organization of 32 member countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • The APPU aims to expand, facilitate and improve postal relations among the member countries to promote cooperation in the field of postal services.
  • Shri Vineet Pandey, Secretary, Department of Posts said, “This is the first time an Indian is heading an international organization in the postal sector.
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