Stamp launched to commemorate a half century of bilateral relations with Brazil

─ this is third time stamps issued to commemorate strong diplomatic and economic relations with Brazil

─ Brazil will launch commemorative stamps on October 26

─ Guyana and Brazil hosted a number of activities to mark this anniversary

─ Diplomatic relations between Guyana and Brazil began on August 26, 1968

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes presents Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge with the stamps as Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Brazil, Paulo Silos looks on
Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes presents Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge with the stamps as Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Brazil, Paulo Silos looks on

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Guyana Post Office Corporation, Ministry of Public Telecommunications, officially launched a commemorative stamps to honour the 50th Anniversary of strong bilateral relations between Guyana and Brazil.

The simple launch took place in the boardroom of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday 19 October, 2018. In brief remarks, Minster of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, pointed out the true significance of the event, saying that the stamps are symbols of positive and productive relations between Guyana and Brazil.

“Over the preceding 50 years, our two countries have solidified relations through close collaboration across a vast number of areas,” Minister Greenidge said.

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes pointed out this is the third commemorative stamp Guyana has issued to mark significant milestones in Guyana’s relations with our neighbour, Brazil.

In 2003, Guyana first printed limited-edition stamps commemorating 35 years of bilateral relations between our two countries. In 2009, another limited-edition stamp was printed to commemorate the commissioning of the Takatu Bridge which was constructed with valuable assistance from Brazil.

The third set of stamps launched today are also limited edition. They are two versions of the stamps with face values of GY$200 and G$80, with first-day covers available to stamp collectors.

“It is testimony to our good relations and puts those relations into the annals of history,” Minister Hughes said.

Minister Greenidge and Minister Hughes share a toast with Silos in celebration of 50 years of bilateral relations between Guyana and Brazil
Minister Greenidge and Minister Hughes share a toast with Silos in celebration of 50 years of bilateral relations between Guyana and Brazil

Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Brazil, Paulo Silos, noted the stamps are a concrete example of the friendship and trust that characterize the relationship between Guyana and Brazil, noting that the stamp is a monument to this relationship.

“This stamp is a multiple individual monument that comes relatively easy to thousands. The stamp multiplies its impact upon the many as an enduring testament of the constant evolution of Brazil’s and Guyana’s relationship to each other and to our wonderful world,” the Head of Mission said.

Brazil will release its own commemorative stamp on October 26.

Commemorative stamps are generally produced in honour or commemorate a specific place or event, person or subject.

Diplomatic relations between Guyana and Brazil began on August 26, 1968, and both countries will together and separately host a series of activities over the next three (3) months in celebration of this milestone.

Source: Adapted from https://dpi.gov.gy/stamp-launched-to-commemorate-half-century-relation-with-brazil



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