A cooperation agreement for e-commerce and money transfer for the benefit of Egyptian expatriates in Jordan was signed in Cairo, Egypt between Jordan Post and Egypt Post. The agreement was signed on behalf of Jordan Post by Dr. Khalid Theeb Al Lahham, General Manager, and on behalf of Egypt Post by Mr. Issam Al Soghayer, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Al Soghayer said that pursuant to this agreement, the logistic centre of Egypt Post in Cairo International Airport will be used to allow customers of Jordan Post to easily shop online from USA, UK and China; parcels from those three countries will be pooled and transported to the logistic pooling centre in Cairo and then to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, so as to contribute to decreasing shipping costs and improve the service level. The agreement also provides for the provision of express money transfer service for Egyptian expatriates in Jordan to allow them to send money to their families in Egypt through more than 4000 post office on the Republic’s level.
Mr. Al Soghayer also added that this Protocol aims at enhancing cooperation and business relations between Jordan Post and Egypt Post and opens the horizons for further cooperation between Egypt and Jordan by making use of the capabilities that postal services make available in both countries for the provision of high quality e-commerce services in competitive prices, so as to acquire the confidence of the public and retain a fair share of the e-commerce market that is now dominated by international transportation companies.
From his side, Dr. Al Lahham, General Manager of Jordan Post, welcomed this cooperation with Egypt Post and hoped that this exchange of experience between Egyptian Post and its Jordanian counterpart will maintain the exchange of successful postal practices between the two countries, he also applauded the recent development by Egypt Post in infrastructure and technology, and the conversion of the conventional post offices into integrated service centres, noting that those developments under the current leadership represent an unprecedented leap and holds Egypt post as a role model for other postal service providers.