New stamps mark 30 years of UAE-Korea relations
Dubai, June 21, 2010
The 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the UAE and Republic of Korea was celebrated with the release of special commemorative stamps and cultural programmes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Ibrahim Bin Karam, chief commercial officer, Emirates Post, presented the framed stamps to Kwak Seung-Jun, chairman of Presidential Council for Future & Vision, Republic of Korea, at an event at Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
In another function held in Dubai, Karam also presented framed stamps to the Consul General of Republic of Korea, Park Kyu-Ock.
“These special stamps have been designed to celebrate the historic ties between the UAE and Korea,” said Bin Karam.
“The stamps are a reflection of growing bilateral relations in the field of commerce, culture, energy, etc. as well as a celebration of the people-to-people contacts between Korea and the UAE. Emirates Post is proud to contribute to the enrichment of diplomatic and trade relations between Korea and the UAE,” he added.
As part of the celebrations, the Korean Embassy and the Korean Consulate organised cultural programmes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, highlighting the dances and costumes of Korea.
The special stamps have been issued in two denominations: Dh1 ($0.27) and 550 fils ($0.15).
One set of stamps depicts Barjeel or the wind tower, an early form of air conditioning, which is a traditional architectural innovation used for many centuries to create natural ventilation in houses and buildings.
Another set of stamps depicts the Chimney of Mt Amisan in Gyeongbokgung Palace, Korea. The chimney represents Korea’s traditional heating system called “on-dol” which works through a fire in a furnace under the floor that heats the entire room.
The heat that circulates under the room is funneled to the outside through a connected chimney. The Mt Amisan Chimney in Geongbokgung Palace was installed in 1865 at Gyotaejeon Hall, the living quarters of the Queen. - TradeArabia News Service