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Marking the historical and cultural ties between Kyrgyzstan and China. A special souvenir sheet of two stamps issued by KEP

Marking the historical and cultural ties between Kyrgyzstan and China. A special souvenir sheet of two stamps issued by KEP
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The 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Kyrgyz Republic and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is celebrated in 2017. To mark this special for both countries event KEP has released a special miniature sheet that is highly recommended to our readers by StampNews.com.

The issue aims to contribute to the continued development of friendly relations between two countries as well as to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kyrgyzstan and China.

China and Kyrgyzstan are neighboring countries, with friendly relations. Mutual understanding and support have developed between them. China was one of the first countries to recognize the independence of Kyrgyzstan. After the establishment of diplomatic relations at the embassy level, bilateral ties between the two countries entered a new stage of development.

The PRC and Kyrgyzstan are closely related geographically, they trust each other in the political sphere, supplement each other in the economic field, and develop cultural and humanitarian relations.

The theme of the new KEP issue is the centuries-old historical and cultural ties between Kyrgyzstan and China. It was decided to dedicate the KEP miniature sheet to Li Bai (701-762), the great Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty, who was born in Suyab, near the modern city of Tokmak, in the north of Kyrgyzstan.

Undoubtedly, for our country the fact of the birth of one of the greatest poets of all time on the territory of present day Kyrgyzstan is a matter of special pride. Li Bai is called the “immortal genius of poetry” and his works stand alongside those of Dante, Petrarch, Nizami, Firdowsi, Shakespeare, Goethe and other geniuses of world poetry. The literary heritage of Li Bai comprises about 1,100 works, of which about 900 are poems.

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