The post services of Vietnam and Singapore on September 12 issued a set of joint stamps to mark the 40th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations.

This is the second time the two countries issued a joint stamp set. The first one was published five years ago on the occasion of the 35 th anniversary of their bilateral diplomatic ties.

The set comprises of two stamps featuring two rare species of jungle fowl, the grey peacock pheasant representing Vietnam and the red jungle fowl representing Singapore.

Addressing the publication ceremony in Hanoi, Nguyen Thi Boi Lan, Director of the Ministry of Information and Communication’s Department of Posts said the issue marks a milestone in the cooperation between the two post offices, contributing to the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two governments and peoples.

Earlier on September 11, a special art performance staged by Singaporean and Vietnamese military artists took place in Hanoi to salute Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on his visit to Vietnam and mark the 40 th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Through songs and dances, the artists praised land and people of each country as well as the solidarity, friendship and cooperation between the two States, armies and peoples.-VNA