Saturday, December 09, 2006

Iraqi postal staff end training course in Iran

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, a group of Iraqi postal employees have completed their first training course in the southwestern city of Khorramshahr.

The 12-member group were familiarized with latest developments in postal activities during the training, said the city's post office head Hamid Soleymani.

He said that the printing of Iraq postage stamps, as requested by its present government, and the training of its staff in postal work in Iran were indicative of growing Iran-Iraq postal relations.

The official recalled that before Iraq launched its eight-year war on Iran (1980-1988), postal exchanges between the two neighboring states were carried out by the Khorramshahr post office.

Shown above is one of first stamps (Scott #5, 1923) issued by Iraq under the British mandate. It shows the ruins at Ctesiphon.

For more on the postal history of Iraq, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM