Mongolia-Singapore joint stamp unveiled for diplomatic anniversary

2020-11-25 16:35:01

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the Republic of Singapore. On the occasion of the anniversary of friendly and close relations of the two countries, Mongol Post and Singapore Post jointly issued postage stamp depicting the exquisite and unique art works of both countries.

The Embassy of Mongolia in the Republic of Singapore hosted a virtual unveiling ceremony for the release of the postage stamp.

Deputy Foreign Minister of Mongolia B.Munkhjin and Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore Ng Teck Hean took part in the virtual ceremony. In his remarks delivered at the opening, Dean of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps of Singapore, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to Singapore T.Lkhagvadorj said, “The embroideries on this joint postage stamp represent the rich culture and excellent craftsmanship of our two countries, besides having deeper meaning. I would like to express my confidence that our future will be filled with long-lasting happiness, prosperity, love and joy as the artworks on these stamps symbolize”.

The postage stamp depicted the unique culture of embroideries in both countries. “Ulzii” pattern, featured on the stamp, can be often found on a Mongolian cup bag. It symbolizes longevity, happiness, grace, auspiciousness and peace. It is also believed among Mongolians that it brings vast knowledge, wealth and joy to its owner. Whereas, the artwork representing Singapore is a beaded table cover which is traditionally used to decorate a table known as the choon tok in the wedding chamber of bride and groom. The choon tok is where the couple partake in their first meal together as husband and wife.