Stamps commemorate 70 years of Indonesian- Chinese diplomatic relations

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IO – Since it was officially proclaimed on April 13, 1950, Indonesia and China have committed themselves to building harmonious relations and friendship. Celebrating the 70-year momentum, an Indonesian-PRC Diplomatic Relations series was launched online by Philateli including the Cover of Commemorative Stamps and the series “70-year Diplomatic Indonesia-RRT”. The publication was carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, the Indonesian Embassy in Beijing, Pos Indonesia, the Chinese Embassy in Jakarta and the China Post. 

The cover of the Commemorative and Stamps contains the 70-year commemorative logo of the Indonesia-China Diplomatic Relations, namely Panda and Golden Garuda, besides displaying the cultural and tourism richness of the two countries, including Barong Bali, Barong Sai, Borobudur Temple, Giant Wall, Raja Ampat in West Papua and The Li River in Guilin. 

Garuda bird has a strong and glorious meaning, Panda is a philosophical symbol of peace. Barong Bali and Barong Sai show the richness and civilization and cultural closeness between Indonesia and China. The incorporation of this philosophy illustrates the close friendship of Indonesia and China, a relationship that will bring strength and glory to the nation and the people of the two countries, as well as provide prosperity and enduring peace. 

“In the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the Philatelic items were launched online on April 13, 2020, and PT Pos Indonesia printed a total of 3000 Envelopes, 3000 copies of Prisma Stamps with Indonesian and Chinese background, and 3000 Philately packs; these can be ordered online through the Philatelic Office Jakarta or Bandung Post Office,” announced Sonang Sarah Purba, Head of the Jakarta Post Philatelic Office PT Pos Indonesia. 

“We welcome the publication of Philatelic items to commemorate 70 years of Diplomatic Relations between Indonesia and China; during the COVID-19 pandemic, we must support the government program to suppress the COVID-19 epidemic. For the time being, we just stay home and work from home. For stamp lovers, they can buy the philatelic items online and can rearrange their collection at home,” added Gita Noviandi, Secretary-General of the Executive Board of the Indonesian Philatelic Association. (Des)