15th Anniversary of ASEAN-CHINA Dialogue Relations
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Dialogue relations between ASEAN and China can be
traced to July 1991 when the then Foreign Minister of China, H.E. Qian
Qichen, attended the Opening Session of the 24th ASEAN Ministerial
Meeting (AMM) in Kuala Lumpur as guest of the Malaysian Government.
Since then, the relationship between ASEAN and China has expanded and
intensified. Over the last 15 years, the ASEAN-China dialogue
relations have greatly evolved covering various areas of cooperation.
In marking fifteen years of these dialogue relations,
the 9th ASEAN-China Summit, held in Kuala Lumpur on 12 December 2005,
agreed to name the year 2006 as the Year of Friendship and Cooperation
between ASEAN and China.
The highlight of the celebration is the ASEAN-China
Commemorative Summit which was held in Nanning, China on 30 October
2006. The Commemorative Summit has given the opportunity to ASEAN
Member Countries and China to explore ways on how both sides can
further bring the relations forward. Also in conjunction with the
celebration of the 15th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations,
a series of commemorative activities were agreed. Malaysia was given
the responsibility to issue the commemorative stamps and covers.
ASEAN and China are committed to their dialogue
relations. Both sides are constantly finding new areas for cooperation
and innovative ways to enhance existing sectors of cooperation. The
red ribbon forming a knot signifies the close ties and relations
between ASEAN and China in the RM1 stamp.
In the 50 sen stamps, it signifies the relations
between ASEAN and China which cover wide range of cooperation
including agriculture, energy, culture, tourism, trade, and
investment. The montage of infrastructure and industrial activities in
ASEAN and China reflects their various areas of cooperation.
Whereas in the 30 sen stamps, it shows the that ASEAN
values its relationship with China and regards it as a strategic
partner who can contribute towards further promoting prosperity and
preserving peace and security in the region. The flags of ASEAN member
countries and China represent the political and security partnership
between both sides.
|Date of Issue
||30 November 2006
||30 sen, 50 sen, RM1
||40 mm X 30 mm