Title : POSTAGE STAMP COMMEMORATIVE OF THE STATE VISIT OF HIS EXCELLENCY MAUMOON ABDUL GAYOOM, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLC OF MALDIVES  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1369 
KPC#
C-1019 
MICHEL#
1393 
StanGib#
1650 
Scott#
1392 
Date of Issue
10/29/1984 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
70Won 
Design
Heads of state and Flads of Both Countries and Rose of Sharon 
Designer
Chun, Hee-han 
Image Area
38mmí┐26mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐4 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
The Korea Mint Corporation 
Description
President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom of the Republic of Maldives makes a state visit to Korea for four days from October 29 to November 1, 1984, at the invitaion of President Chun Doo Hwan.

The Republic is a tropical country consisting of more than 1,200 coral islands with a total area of 298sq. km., situated in the lndian Ocean to the southwest of Sri Lanka. With lslam as the state religion, the country has a population on about 170.000, which consists of Dravidians and Singhalese, speaking Dhivehi as the official language.

Since 45 percent of its working population are engaged in fishery, marine products are the main exports of the Maldive lslands.

Maldives won independence from England as the Repubic of Maldives in 1965, and since the formal diplomatic relations were established between the country and Korea in 1967, it has supported our position in the UN and meetings of non-aligned countries.

During the visit, President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom will have summit talks with President Chun and exchange views on matters of mutual interest.

The Ministry of Communications issues this commeorative postage stamp as a sign of the hearty welcome our nation extends to President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.