The solidarity between "mountain and valley" marked by Swiss Post

June 23rd, 2015 hurries to inform that Swiss Post has released a special stamp to mark the 75th anniversary of Swiss Sponsorship for Mountain Communities. The issue has been already unveiled and is available for purchasing.

The notion of solidarity between mountain and valley has been paramount for 75 years, with funds being channeled into narrowing the gap between the more prosperous and economically disadvantaged areas of Switzerland.

As a result, the mountain regions will continue to be cultivated, inhabited and preserved. In 1940 it was this feeling of solidarity between "mountain and valley" that led to the foundation of the "Schweizer Patenschaft für Berggemeinden" (Swiss Sponsorship for Mountain Communities) and has been the touchstone for its activities ever since.

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