VN-themed landscape, architecture stamps released in France

A set of postal stamps featuring Viet Nam's symbolic architectural heritage and landscapes has just been issued in Paris, France.

The stamps highlight Ha Noi's Opera House, the former royal capital city of Hue's Truong Tien Bridge and Ho Chi Minh City's Nha Rong Wharf.

Ha Noi Opera House.

Among the 14,040 stamps issued, 1,000 will be applied to letters inviting the overseas Vietnamese and French representatives to attend an event to celebrate the coming Lunar New Year to be held by the Vietnamese Embassy on February 19, the first day of the lunar year.

The stamps' release was organised through co-operation between France's national postal service La Poste, the Vietnam Post Corporation and the Vietnamese Embassy.

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Ngoc Son said the images of French-style architectural structures on the stamps demonstrated the shared history of the two nations, adding that they also helped strengthen cultural exchange and mutual understanding.

Beatrice Roux, chief executive officer of La Poste's International Mail, said the set contributed to French and Vietnamese co-operation and bilateral relations.

La Poste collaborated with Vietnamese partners to publish a Ha Long Bay stamp in 2008 and another featuring physician Alexandre Yersin in 2013. 

Source: VNS

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