The main organizers of the Congress are the Government of Qatar and national post. Representatives from 131 countries took part at the opening ceremony of the Congress.
Among the participants of the Congress there are delegations of the participants’ countries and observers of the Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications (RCC) – Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Moldova, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Estonia and RCC Executive Committee.
The speech of welcome from the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was read at the opening ceremony.
The Congress adopted the decision of the UPU Council of Administration, in accordance with it Estonia was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the Congress, Moldova is the Vice-Chairman of the Committee 2 “Finance” and Russian Federation is the Vice-Chairman of the Committee 7 “Postal Markets and Products”.
The Congress work is continued in the Committees.