On August 27, local time, the 27th Universal Postal Congress which had lasted three weeks closed in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Patrick Achi, Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire, Roger Felix Adom, Minister for Digital Economy, Telecommunications and Innovation, Souleymane Diakité Coty, Chairman of the 27th Universal Postal Congress, and Bishar A. Hussein, Director General of the Universal Postal Union attended the closing ceremony and delivered speeches. Wan Li, China’s ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire, signed the revised UPU regulations on behalf of the Chinese government.
The Congress approved Abidjan World Postal Strategy, put forward “Postal Vision 2030” and draw up the roadmap for UPU’s development during 2022-2025, setting the overall goal of promoting social and economic development and helping achieve the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Congress elected the new Director General of the UPU International Bureau, Masahiko Metoki, and the Deputy Director General, Marjan Osvald. China was successfully re-elected as a member country of the UPU Council of Administration and Postal Operations Council.
Ma Junsheng, Director General of the State Post Bureau, led the Chinese delegation to attend the hybrid Congress virtually and physically. As a member of the delegation, Wen Shaoqi, Vice President of China Post Group Co., Ltd., attended the Congress online.