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Vietnamese President calls for stronger India ties

Publication Date : 23-05-2012


Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang yesterday highlighted that Viet Nam and India needed to boost their comprehensive co-operation and mobilise their utmost strength to raise their relations to a higher status.

He was receiving Geetesh Sharma, president of the India-Viet Nam Solidarity Committee, who led a delegation to Viet Nam.

Sang affirmed the two countries had developed their traditional relations based on the foundation set up by their two former leaders, Ho Chi Minh and Jawaharlal Nehru.

He said the two countries had improved their co-operation in the fields of politics, economics, national defence, culture and education, especially since the establishment of their strategic partnership relations in July 2007.

He said the two countries' co-operation agreements reached recently in petroleum, aviation, research, education, agriculture and culture and a memorandum of understanding on Viet Nam-India Friendship Year 2012 would boost their comprehensive ties.

He expressed his wish that during this trip, the president and other members of the delegation would put forward more initiatives and effective methods to strengthen relations between the committee and Viet Nam's people's organisations as well as deepen the two countries' strategic partnership relations.

Geetesh Sharma expressed his hope that Viet Nam's relevant agencies would keep creating favourable conditions for the committee to contribute more towards the two countries' relations. He said the committee had held a lot of activities to boost the Indian people's understanding of Viet Nam.


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