The logo design competition is launched by the Vietnamese Embassy on September 26 (Photo: VNA)

New Delhi (VNA) - The Vietnamese Embassy in New Delhi opened a logo design competition on September 26 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Vietnam.

"There will be many events organised by both Vietnam and India to celebrate this anniversary next year. So, we need a good and meaningful logo to be used in these events as well as in the publications and website of the Embassy in 2017," Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said.

"We are looking forward to receiving a large number of entries, considering the close relationship between Vietnam and India over the past 45 years and the promising future of the newly established Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between our two countries," he added.

Highlighting the importance of relationship with India, Thanh said India is the third country, after China and Russia, with whom Vietnam has a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. After the Vietnam visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in early September, the bilateral relationship is at its highest level.

Among the 12 agreements signed during the visit, there was a protocol between Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry and India’s Ministry of External Affairs on activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties, he noted.

India and Vietnam established diplomatic relations on January 7, 1972.-VNA