Title : Postage Stamps in Commemoration of President Chun Doo Hwan's State Visit to Kenya, Nigeria, Gabon, Senegal and Canada  (View SmallSheet)
Stamp Serial#
1263 
KPC#
C-932 
MICHEL#
1288 
StanGib#
1527 
Scott#
1305 
Date of Issue
08/17/1982 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
60Won 
Design
Head of State and Flags of Both Countries 
Designer
Kim Sung-sil 
Image Area
33Ąż23 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
President and Mrs. Chun Doo Hwan pay official visits to Kenya, Nigeria, Gabon, Senegal and Canada from August 17 thiught 31 at the invitation of the heads of state of the four African countries and the governor general of Canada.

During this five-country visit, President Chun will have summit talks with Kenyan President Daniel T. Arap Moi, Nigerian President Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Gabonese President ElHadj Omar Bongo, Senegalese President Abdou Diouf and Canadian Prime Minister Pierre E. Trudeau. With those leaders, he will discuss strengthening mutual cooperation and other matters of mutual interest and will also exchage views on international and regional affairs.

President Chun's itinerary is : Kenya Aug. 17-19, Nigeria Aug. 19-22, Gabon Aug. 22-24, Senegal Aug. 24-26 and Canada Aug. 28-31. President Chun's African visit is expected to promote the strengthening of the friendly relations between the African countries and the Republic of Korea and help to pave the way for economic cooperation. The trip is also of special significance in that the four African countries have diplomatic relations with both South and North Korea. Canada is a country with more than 50 thousand Korean residents with which we have traditional friendly relations. President Chun's Canada trip will help to strengthen the existing ties further and increase the trade and other economic exchanges between the two countries.

The Ministry of Communications issues these commemorative stamps in token of the national wish that President Chun's African and Canadian visits will be successful.