In honor of the Ashgabat -2017 the Ministry of Communications has issued two series of post stamps. One of them with the mascot of the Games – alabai Wepaly demonstrating all sports included in the program of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, another - with their icons. Together they represent a small "story" of symbolics of the Games.
Considering that a post stamp is one of the attributes of statehood, such as flag, coat of arms, hymn or passport, issue of a new collection developed in the style of general design concept of the Ashgabat - 2017 and a coloristic scale of their attributes, once again underlines the high status of forthcoming competitions. Indeed, besides sports, the Game, first of all, have a great political importance and bear itself a huge charge of peace-making power.
From the State News Agency of Turkmenistan