Postal services booming in post-sanctions Iran
Tehran, Iran, January 20
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
Postal services in Iran have witnessed a huge boom after economic sanctions were removed from the country in early 2016, according to CEO of Islamic Republic Post Company Hossein Mehri.
The improvements came in the form of increase in the number of aviation companies carrying postal packages, international postal transit being conducted via the Iranian territory, as well as the reopening of a regional postal center in Iran, Mehri told IRNA news agency January 20.
Another benefit that was gained from the removal of sanctions was that Iran signed cooperation agreements with Turkey, Azerbaijan, Austria, Afghanistan, and Iraq in the meantime, he said.
According to the official, the agreements covered such topics as staging joint postal stamp exhibitions, cooperation in e-commerce, as well as land and air transport cooperation.
After the removal of sanctions, he added, postal contact points in Iran increased from 64 to 103 in number.
Iran found relief from sanctions in January 2016 following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal with the group 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany).