23.04.2010

Latvia's participation in World Expo 2010 marked with stamp

On April 23, 2010, VAS Latvijas Pasts will hold the first day event of the newly-issued stamp Shanghai World Expo in the post office Sakta.

The stamp shows a man flying in a vertical wind tunnel, drawing attention to Latvia's technological achievements in the field of skydiving on both a national and international level.

Latvia will be represented in the Shanghai World Expo 2010, which will take place from May 1 to October 31, by the team of SIA Aerodium.

Aerodiumchair of the board Ivars Beitāns: "I was pleasantly surprised upon finding out about the theme of the new stamp! We are honored to represent Latvia and prove with our work that we are a very talented and hardworking nation that can create excellent things that are appreciated in the world."

The print run of the stamp Shanghai World Expo consists of 150,000 stamps; its face value is LVL 1.50, and it is intended for international postal items.

The first day ceremony with a special cancellation will take place in the post office Sakta in Riga, 32 Brīvības Boulevard, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

About VAS Latvijas Pasts

Latvijas Pastsensures the widest availability of postal services throughout Latvia by maintaining more than 600 post offices. The primary function of the company is provision of the universal postal service; Latvijas Pasts also provides philately, transport and express mail, financial intermediation, payment, press subscription and retail services. Latvijas Pasts is a fully state-owned company with approximately 5000 employees.

Additional information:

Agija Terauda,

VAS Latvijas Pasts

Public relations specialist

Phone: +371 67608504

E-mail:agija.terauda@pasts.lv

www.pasts.lv

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