Greeting Vietnam Communist Party's 9th Congress
Code: 860

Vietnam Communist Party has gone through 8 Congresses since its foundation (over 70 years now) and the 9th Congress will be held in 2001 - the first year of the new epoch.

Believing in the Party, the organizer and leader of every Vietnamese Revolution's victory, the whole people are heartened up and proud of the development of the nation's innovation in whole side. They are looking forward to the Vietnam Communist Party's 9th Congress with a view to pointing out the new policies to promote the national development and together with the powerful countries to build a world of peace and prosperity in the new millennium.

Greeting the 9th Congress, the Department General of Posts & Telecommunications (DGPT) issues the stampset "Greeting the Vietnam Communist Party's 9th Congress" consisting of 2 values:

The 1-2 (VND400): The images on the stamp are the portrait of President Ho Chi Minh - the founder and trainer of Vietnam Communist Party, the Party's Flag, the number IX and the map of Vietnam. The stamp shows that Vietnam Communist Party has gone through 8 Congresses since its foundation. And, each congress has set forth the right policies to organize and lead Vietnamese Revolution to gain victories after victories.


The 2-2 (VND3000): On the stamp are the image of the hammer and sickle on Ngoc Lu Bronze Drum head and the symbol of the development of science, technology & intellectual economy - a challenge for the nation entering into the new epoch. However, under the clear-sighted leadership of the Party and with the nation's determination to build a wealthy and powerful country, the Vietnam Communist Party's 9th Congress will firmly carry out the sound policies for the steady development of the country following the strend of integration and globalization while always promoting and preserving the nation's cultural identity.

Beside the stampset and FDC, the DGPT issues one more cover with printed stamp in order to greeting the 9th Congress.

Date of issuance: April 18, 2001
Designer: Mr. To Minh Trang & Nguyen Du (COTEVINA)
Stamp size: 43x32(mm) & 32x43(mm)
Perforation: 13
Sheet composition: 25 stamps
FDC (1 envelope) size : 170 x 110 (mm)
Printer: Postal Stamp Printing Enterprise (Ho Chi Minh City)
Printing process: offset
Color: multi-colored
Paper: paper (both gummed and ungummed)

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