The logo has been selected through a contest open for nationals of both countries

India and Vietnam have unveiled a joint logo to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The logo was launched by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son on the sidelines of the Special ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers' Meeting in New Delhi on Friday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

The logo has been selected jointly by the two sides through a contest open for nationals of both countries, the MEA added.

The artwork uses a peacock and a crane to symbolize the long-standing friendship between India and Vietnam. Peacocks and cranes are national symbols in India and Vietnam respectively.

The logo also has the number 50 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between India and Vietnam, as well as the national flags of both countries in the centre.

EAM Jaishankar, meanwhile, noted the "significant progress" in the India-Vietnan Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

"Delighted to meet @FMBuiThanhSon at the new Embassy building of Vietnam in New Delhi. Our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership has made significant progress. Recognized advancements in our political, defence, economic, energy and development cooperation," he tweeted.

"The potential for growth in pharmaceuticals and agriculture are evident. Exchanged views on the Indo-Pacific and the need to build a rules based international order. Pleased to join celebrations of 50 years of diplomatic relationship," EAM Jaishankar added.

The two ministers also witnessed the exchange of an agreement in the cyber security domain.