Commemorative Stamps to be issued in France

YEREVAN (Armenian Public Radio)–Within the framework of the year of France in Armenia, a special commemorative stamps are to be issued jointly by HayPost and La Poste on May 22. The First Day Issue will be celebrated at at the Embassy of France in Armenia. A simultaneous event will be also held in Paris, France. The stamps will cost 350 drams and 70 drams in Armenia and 0.85 euros and 0.54 euros in France. The stamps represent the fragmen’s of the famous spiritual art and pieces of Armenia and France. The Armenian stamp is a fragment of a man’script Nativity of 15th century Lectionary, which is currently kept in Matenadaran. The French stamp has a fragment of the famous Smiling Angel statue, part of ensemble of the Our Lady of Rheims Catholic Cathedral, which dates also 15th century. We are very proud and excited that HayPost, the National Postal Operator of Armenia, can contribute to the year of France in Armenia, says Hans Boon, the Trust Manager of HayPost CJSC. Stamps are much more than the traditional means of payment for transporting a letter. Stamps express a message to the whole world, and we are glad that the joint issue is such a perfect demonstration of the long-term and intense friendship between the nations of France and Armenia, both with a rich culture. We trust that the issue of the stamp encourages to personal communications between the two nations and all others, added Boon. Beginning January 2007 the exclusive right of issuance of the postal stamps has been transferred to HayPost CJSC- Armenian National Postal Operator.

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