A set of stamps honouring President Ho Chi Minh was unveiled at a ceremony in the capital Colombo of Sri Lanka on April 28, as part of activities to mark the 124th birthday of the late Vietnamese leader.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh said he believes the event will not only foster bilateral postal cooperation but also move forward well-rounded ties between the two peoples and business communities.

Minister for Human Resources and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka Dew Gunasekara said President Ho Chi Minh is the second foreign leader, after Saint Mahatma Gandhi of India that has been featured on his country’s stamps.

Along with the construction of Ho Chi Minh monument in Colombo last year, the event will mark the growing ties between the two nations, he noted.

On the occasion, Minister of Posts J. Kumaranathunga announced that a set of 500,000 stamps portraying the Vietnamese leader will be introduced soon.-VNA