Kuwait, Japan to launch next month commemorative stamps to mark friendship

Kuwait and Japan will issue in July commemorative postage stamps symbolizing friendship between the two nations on the sidelines of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, reports say citing the Gulf country’s mission in the Asia.
“It is an initiative to highlight the strength of friendship between Kuwait and Japan, especially on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries,” it said.
“The Embassy and Nihonmatsu City in Fukushima Prefecture worked together to decide the design, photos and theme of the commemorative stamps,” it added. The stamps, in sheets of 10, will cost $0.8 and feature photos of historical landmarks and sports from Kuwait and Nihonmatsu City. The Japanese city will host the pre-training camp of the Kuwait Olympic teams. Japan will stage from July 23 to August 8, the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games.
Kuwait and Japan enjoy strong friendship ties. Following a magnitude 9.0-quake and tsunami disaster that devastated the region in 2011, Kuwait under the instructions of the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, state-run news agency KANU notes, offered Japan a donation of five million barrels of crude oil worth about $500 million, of which nearly 40 percent was allocated to Fukushima Prefecture to support its recovery effort.
The Gulf country additionally donated to the Asian country $3 million in reconstruction assistance to “Aquamarine Fukushima.

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