Article - Israel and Singapore celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations
This year Israel and Singapore celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations, friendship and collaboration that go back to the days Israel and Singapore were two young countries.
The bilateral relations are rooted in the shared values and challenges of two young nations, carving their place in the international arena. Both are punching above their weight in economic development, supported by a wide network of international trade relations, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as excellence in education and a strong emphasis on technology.
While facing challenges of being small in size and population, as well as lacking natural resources, both Israel and Singapore compensate in having the best resource of all: human capital.
As much as the relations build on the similarities, they are also enriched by the differences between Israel and Singapore's cultures. The Confucian culture in Singapore of respect for teachers and seniors, as well as long term planning and execution abilities, as opposed to the Israeli character of innovativeness and thinking outside the box and coming up with creative, innovative and non-traditional solutions.
It is when Singapore's order meets the innovative Israeli character that the synergy of collaboration reaches its peak and sparks fly.
Ambassador of Israel in Singapore
Description of the Stamps
Each stamp features flowers and a bird that are typical to that country – Israel and Singapore. Two butterflies are also represented, the Tawny Coster (Acraea terpsicore) and the Common Grass Yellow (Eurema hecabe).