A postage stamp was released on 12th September to mark 25 years of diplomatic ties between India and Belarus. The stamps for both countries were released at the same time by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. The stamp depicts the national emblems of both the countries. The national emblem of Belarus comprises of a ribbon in the colours of the national flag, a map of Belarus, wheat ears and a red star. India’s national emblem, as we all know, is an adaptation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka at Sarnath, which is now kept at Varanasi Sarnath Museum in India.
Apart from releasing the stamps, 10 Memorandum of Understanding’s (MoUs) were signed by both the nations in various sectors like oil and gas sector, vocational education, sports affairs, cooperation in agriculture, scientific and technical cooperation. Meetings were held between important government officials of both sides. The Belarus officials were also given a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.