Indonesia to host world stamps exhibition

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will host a World Stamps Championship and Exhibition from June 18-24, 2012 at the Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesian Philatelists Association Chairman Lt Gen (Ret) R Soeyono said on Monday.

"The World Stamps Championship and Exhibition 2012 will be participated in by philatelists from 70 world philately federations and more than 100 stamp dealers all over the world," Soeyono said.

He said 65 philately federations from Asia Pacific countries namely China, Japan, Australia, Britain, France, Germany, the United States, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Egypt, and Congo have confirmed their participation in the stamps championship and exhibition in Indonesia.

Indonesia has hosted four similar events, namely Indopex 93 in Surabaya, East Java; Jakarta 95 in Jakarta; Indonesia 96 in Bandung, West Java; and Jakarta 2008 in Jakarta.

Themed "Bridging To The World Of Peace Through Stamps" the event was intended to step up the world`s philatelists friendship, to create world peace, and to advance philately in various aspects.

""The World Stamps Championship and Exhibition 2012 will be conducted to observe the 485th anniversary of Jakarta, the 67th anniversary of the state philosophy of Pancasila, and to hail the 67th anniversary of Indonesian independence day," he said. (*)