Friday, March 19, 2004

Commonwealth Tourism Ministers' Meeting 2004 Stamp

Commonwealth StampThe Government of Malaysia has been given the honour to host the 1st Commonwealth Tourism Ministers Meeting in Kuala Lumpur on the 18th to 21st March 2004. This meeting is being endorsed and supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. It has also been endorsed by Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit held in Nigeria recently.

The ministerial meeting will take place on 20th to 21st March 2004 and it will be preceded by Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) on 18th to 19th March 2004. The main objective of the Ministerial Meeting, among other things is to address issues related to the travel and tourism industry and in the promotion of Intra-Commonwealth travel.

Commonwealth First Day CoverThe Ministerial Meeting will therefore provide an excellent opportunity in bringing together tourism ministers from member countries and other tourism players to share their experience, exchange ideas and discus ways to establish cooperation in the field of tourism.

The 1st Commonwealth Tourism Ministers Meeting will certainly give the necessary impetus towards building a strong foundation for the development of the tourism industry among the Commonwealth members.

Malaysia is proud to be the host nation for the 2004 Commonwealth Tourism Ministers' Meeting. Golf, in line with its status as a pretsigious sport, welcomes the arrival of the delegates from the Commonwealth to Malaysia. Featured on the map are continents of the various participating Commonwealth nations, while green reflects Malaysia's rich and fertile natural resources that have been preserved despite the changes brought about by rapid development.

Commonwealth Presentation PackThe main agenda featured at this Commonwealth conference is eco-tourism. The pristine white beaches of Malaysia promise a breathtaking view and an unforgettable experience for anyone. Holiday islands, that have come to be known for their beautiful natural surroundings, untouched by development, are also featured. Other popular tourist destinations include the well preserved tropical rainforests, a legacy for future generations.

The Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism, Malaysia is the leading force in the efforts to introduce Malaysia's treasure trove of culture, arts, handicrafts, flora and fauna. These efforts are enhanced by the multiracial people of Malaysia who appreciate and respect the country's unique cultural diversity. Malaysian are proud of their multiracial community and together they strive to preserve the unity that has formed the foundation of growth in this country.

Commonwealth 30c Stamp SheetCommonwealth 50c Stamp Sheet

Commonwealth RM1 Stamp SheetTechnical Details

Date of Issue : 19-Mar-2004

Stamp Value : 30 Sen; 50 Sen; RM1.00

Perforation : 14

Sheet Content : 20 Stamps

Paper : Watermarked, Phospor Coated

Printing Process : Lithography

Printer : Secura Security Printing Sdn. Bhd

Stamp Designer : Hazel Design

First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen

Commonwealth FolderPresentation Pack Value : RM3.50

Folder Value : RM 5.00

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