Former UAE ambassador Bishar Hussein has been reelected director general of the Universal Postal Union. He will lead the UN organisation until 2020. Hussein has been serving in the position since 2012 and his current term ends this year. The next begins in 2017.
UPU is responsible for the development of postal business in the world. It comprises 192 member countries and supports cooperation between international postal players.
Hussein defeated Uruguay’s Serrana Bassini Casco by 87 votes to 72.
Foreign Affairs CS Mohamed Amina and ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru supported his reelection in Istanbul, Turkey, where the polls were held.
In a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed expressed gratitude to the international community for reelecting Hussein. She said his reelection is a vote of confidence in Kenya.