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12/03/2023 - 08:38

Asia-Pacific countries seek to improve stamp collections

The Federation of Inter-Asian Philately (FIAP) held a conference in Hanoi on March 10 to improve the level and skills of forming and upgrading stamp collections among countries.

At the event (Photo: VNA)

Underway from March 10-12, the event draws delegates from Thailand, Singapore, China, Hong Kong (China), Taiwan (China), the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Australia, Qatar, among others.

On this occasion, the FIAP Executive Board organised training programmes to help stamp collections become qualified to take part in international stamp exhibitions.

According to Chu Thi Lan Huong, President of the Vietnam Philatelic Association, and Deputy General Director of Vietnam Post Corporation, 28 years ago, the association first hosted the FIAP Executive Committee Meeting in Ho Chi Minh City.

She said that with FIAP’s support, Vietnam’s stamp collecting activities have been growing strongly. Now, there are 33 stamp collection associations across the country with thousands of members including children and students.

FIAP is a non-profit and non-political federation of philatelic societies in Asia and Australasia, founded in Singapore on September 14, 1974.

Currently, the federation has 31 members which are stamp associations of the Asian region, Australia, and South Africa. Vietnam has been an official member of FIAP since 1993./.