Brazil, already independent nation for almost 100 years at that time, recognized the independence of the Republic of Estonia on December 5, 1921. This year, 2021, is therefore one hundred years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Estonia and Federative Republic of Brazil. Over the years, our relationship has grown closer, as demonstrated by cooperation in various fields as well as by cultural and social ties.
Estonia and Brazil are jointly issuing stamps to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries. The stamp features the Itamaraty Palace in Brasília which was designed by the world-famous architect Oscar Niemeyer and houses the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, as well as the building of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tallinn, designed by the architects Mart Port, Raine Karp, Uno Tölpus, and Olga Kontšajeva.Even though the two buildings are separated by more than 10,500 km, they are connected, in addition to the warm relations, by their green and beautiful surroundings, which are referred to in the design of the stamps. The colourful and joyous design symbolises the multi-layered cultures and the rich nature of the countries. The national flags waving in the lively samba rhythm add to the festive mood of the stamps.