In conjunction with the achievement of 3 silver medals and a number of certificates of appreciation at the conclusion of the 39th International Exhibition in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, yesterday, the Saudi Philatelic Society began to form its women’s committees to serve amateurs and school students, and to convert a number of its main branches within the cities and regions of the Kingdom from virtual to physical branches.
Stamp collectors in Saudi Arabia won a large silver medal and two individual silver medals, in addition to certificates of appreciation during their participation in the international exhibition in Taipei, which took place under the auspices of the Asian and International Philatelic Federation. During the event, they participated in a number of specialized studies on stamps, to reveal the continuous development witnessed by Saudi Arabia in A large number of hobbies that received international attention, and reflected the ability of amateurs in the Kingdom to compete at the international level.
The President of the Saudi Philatelic Society, Saleh Al-Sajja, confirmed that the unlimited support from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, and the National Center for the Non-Profit Sector is the main driver of the successes achieved during international participation, pointing out that the Society will celebrate this year the 60th anniversary of its establishment in the year 1385. Over the past years, it has worked on developing identity in general, with a focus on spreading it among youth and school students, through a group of local activities that take place in various regions of the Kingdom, in addition to attending local meetings, meetings and exhibitions.
The vice president of the association and coordinator of the Saudi participation in the international exhibition, Eng. Osama Al-Kurdi, noted the wide international participation in the international exhibition, and stressed that the participation of four members of the association confirms the international progress achieved by the Kingdom in the hobby, and indicated that preparations are in full swing to participate in two exhibitions International visitors coming this year in Bangladesh and Thailand, where eight members of the association were accepted to participate in each exhibition.
Al-Kurdi indicated that the association is currently working through a group of branches in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Riyadh, and Jeddah to keep abreast of the Kingdom’s developments in order to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, while work is underway to convert a number of virtual branches in Medina, the Eastern Region, and Jazan into urban branches, and preparations are underway to organize Local exhibitions for senior and novice amateurs in Riyadh, Khobar and Jeddah, stressing that the Saudi Philatelic Society is a member of the Asian Federation of Philatelic Societies, as well as the International Federation of Philatelic Societies, and there are many members of the Society who participated in presenting highly specialized studies on Saudi stamps in conferences And international exhibitions, the latest of which was the thirty-ninth International Exhibition in Taipei.