New Issue: India, Belarus mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations with joint issue

India Post and Belpost recently issued a stamp marking the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of India.

The stamps, which were issued on Sept. 12, depict India’s national emblem, “Lion Capital,” as well as Belarus’ national emblem, which depicts the ribbon of the country’s national flag, a map of Belarus, wheat ears and a red star.

Special cancellations on were applied to first-day covers at the Minsk post office in Belarus as well as in New Delhi, India, on the day of issue.

STAMP SPECIFICATIONS

Design: Tatyana Kuznetsova
Printing: offset lithography
Colour: full colour
Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed
Perforation: comb 12
Size of the stamp: 40 mm by 28 mm
Sheet composition: Six stamps (three by two) and one coupon
Size of the sheet: 132 mm by 105 mm
Print run: 60,000 stamps

The Belarus stamp depicts the country’s national emblem alongside other patriotic symbols.

BELARUSIAN-INDIAN TIES

Diplomatic relations between Belarus and India began on April 17, 1992. In recent years, the countries’ economic co-operation has developed into an important foreign policy between both nations. Some areas of co-operation include the fields of energy, engineering, information technology as well as pharmaceutical and food industries.

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