Vietnam President arrives in Delhi on three-day visit
New Delhi: Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang arrived right here on Friday on a three-day go to to India on the invitation of his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind.
“Heat welcome to the Vietnamese President, Tran Dai Quang and his spouse Nguyen Thi Hien on a state go to to India!,” Exterior Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
“Vietnam is a vital pillar in India’s #Act East Coverage and the 2 international locations share civilisational relationship spanning over 2000 years,” Kumar stated.
President Quang landed in Bodh Gaya in Bihar, a Buddhist pilgrimage website, earlier on Friday earlier than reaching New Delhi.
Vietnam is a vital accomplice in southeast Asia and is at the moment the nation coordinator for India with the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) regional bloc, a task that might be handed over to Thailand later this yr.
Other than Asean, India and Vietnam intently cooperate in different regional boards such because the East Asia Summit, Mekong Ganga Cooperation, Asia Europe Assembly (ASEM) in addition to the UN and WTO.
India-Vietnam commerce stood at $6.24 billion in fiscal 2016-17 and the 2 sides have agreed to lift this to $15 billion by 2020.
Defence has emerged as an vital pillar of the bilateral relationship and Indian ships commonly make pleasant port calls to Vietnam.
India can be an vital growth support accomplice for Vietnam and has prolonged a number of traces of credit score for capability constructing within the southeast Asian nation.
Vietnam can be among the many bigger recipients of scholarships provided beneath the Indian Technical and Financial Cooperation (ITEC) programme.