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Belgium Launches New Mayur Logo To Celebrate 70 Years Of Friendship With India.

India celebrates 70 years of diplomatic ties with the first country to acknowledge its independence- Belgium.

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Belgian embassy has launched a new logo to commemorate the 70 year old friendship between the countries. The logo was presented to the public, and also is being flashed on the embassy website.

The logo will be used for all official purposes throughout the year. It has been conceptualized keeping it India centric. The peacock- National bird of India, in the foreground and its tail can be seen in tri colors of the Indian and Belgian flags on both the sides. It also mentions 70 at the background, which represents the number of years of ties between the two countries. The Mayur (Peacock) holds the two flags together in a friendly embrace.

The decision to establish bi-lateral ties between the two countries was taken in 1947 when Krishna Menon was sent to Brussels by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru for talks with the Belgian authorities. He met the then Belgian Foreign Minister Paul Henry Spaak. It was decided in March 1947, about five months before India got its independence that Belgium will open its embassy in Delhi and the same was informed to Pt. Nehru. Belgium then decided to open its embassy in New Delhi. Eugene Prince de Linge in September 1947 presented his credentials on 20th September, becoming the first ambassador form Belgium assigned to independent India. 

Belgium was India's eight largest trading partner as of 2009, accounting for trade of nearly ₹ 41,552 crore. India and Belgium have strong trading links, with India being the second largest importer of Belgian products and fifth largest exporter to Belgium.

Apart from the Embassy of Belgium in New Delhi.  The Belgian Government has further opened two Consulates-General and two Honorary Consulates: in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkatta.

The Embassy of India, Brussels is located at Chaussee de Vleurgat 217, 1050 Brussels Belgium.India also has its honorary consulates in Antwerp (Belgium) and Capellen (Luxembourg).

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