|A stamp of the collection on the Paris Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Việt Nam. — Photo vnpost.vna|
HÀ NỘI — A postage stamp collection on the Paris Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Việt Nam (Paris Peace Accords) is set to be issued on January 27, also the date on which the document was signed five decades ago.
Published by the Ministry of Information and Communications and Việt Nam Post, it includes a 46x31mm stamp valued at VNĐ4,000 (17 US cent). The stamp features the image of the four parties involved around a giant table in their roundtable discussion at the Kléber international convention centre in France. Designed by artist Nguyễn Du from Việt Nam Post, the image has a brown-yellow-black tone, instead of its original black and white colour, to reflect the tense atmosphere of the event.
The collection will remain in circulation until December 31, 2024. It was the second collection by Việt Nam Post on the historical event, with the first consisting of two stamps and issued on January 27, 1975.
The Paris Peace Accords were signed on January 27, 1973 by the Democratic Republic of Việt Nam, the National Front for the Liberation of South Việt Nam, the Republic of Việt Nam, and the US, after 201 open sessions, 45 high-level private talks, 24 secret meetings, 500 press conferences, 1,000 interviews and hundreds of get-togethers in support of Việt Nam.
The agreement put an end to the longest and most difficult struggle in the history of Việt Nam's diplomacy. — VNS