Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Viet Nam and E.U. stamp design contest announced

The Viet Nam News Agency announced today that Viet Nam and the European Union (EU) on have launched a postage stamp design competition with the aim of commemorating the "increasingly fruitful liberal relations between the two sides."

With the theme "Viet Nam - European Union Cooperation", the competition was organized by the Viet Nam Post and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT) and the EC Mission to Viet Nam.

At the end of the competition, the best stamp design will be submitted to the Vietnamese Ministry of Post and Telematics (MPT) for official publication in early October.The postage stamp will be the first ever issued to commemorate Viet Nam-EU ties.

The stamp design competition is part of the cultural activities held to commemorate "European Day" in May and the "European Year in Viet Nam in 2006."

For more on the relationship between Viet Nam and the European Union, click here.
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