|The official logo of ASEAN Year 2020 incorporates the image of a lotus, the national flower of Việt Nam. — Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism|
HÀ NỘI — The official logo of the ASEAN Year 2020 has been announced, incorporating the image of a lotus – the national flower of Việt Nam. The logo will be used at all activities and events of ASEAN this year.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism unveiled the logo, created by Phạm Ngọc Thương from the southern province of Long An, on Friday in Hà Nội.
The lotus has three petals representing the three pillars of the ASEAN bloc, namely the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC).
A flying chim lạc (a legendary bird of Việt Nam) symbolises the development, integration and prosperity of the bloc. The logo is accompanied by the slogan ‘Cohesive and Responsive’.
The colours of the logo symbolise harmony, with yellow symbolising prosperity, optimism and joy; red meaning activeness and determination; while blue means peace, intelligence and belief, according to deputy minister Lê Quang Tùng.
“The logo was selected from entries to design contest launched in April 2019,” said Tùng.
“The contest received 167 entries sent by 61 artists nationwide”. VNS