Title : Postage Stamp in Commemoration of the State Visit of His Excellency Virgilio Barco, President of the Republic of Colombia  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1510 
KPC#
C-1145 
MICHEL#
1534 
StanGib#
1806 
Scott#
1500 
Date of Issue
09/08/1987 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
80Won 
Design
National Flags of Both Countries and Nam Dae Mun Gate 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
32mm*22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
President and Mrs. Virgilio Barco of the Republic of Colombia make a state visit to Korea for three days, September 8-10,1987, at the invitation of President Chun Doo Hwan.

Colombia, with an area of 1,138,914sq km, is located at the north-western end of the Continent of South America. Although most of its land is in the tropical zone, the climate of the country is varied because of the varied heights of the land. With a 27,860,000 population, consisting of a number of different tribes, speaking Spanish as the offical language, the country produces among other things coffee and coal, and its per capita national income stands at $1,240.

Colombia is very special to us because it is the only South American country that participated in the Korean War to fight against communist aggression. The formal diplomatic relations were established in 1962 between us and the country, which has today Korean enterprises doing business.

The Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp, in commemoration of President and Mrs.Virgiio Barco's state visit to our country and also as a token of the heartfelt welcome our nation extends to them.