Luong Thanh Nghi, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced the PM’s trip at a regular press briefing in Hanoi on December 13.
|PM Nguyen Tan Dung (fourth from left) joined Indian and other ASEAN leaders
at the 9th ASEAN-India summit in Bali, Indonesia, in November 2011
Themed “ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace and Shared Prosperity”, the summit will chart the future direction of the relations between the two sides.
Leaders of India and ASEAN are expected to adopt a declaration of vision to upgrade the existing dialogue partnership to the strategic partnership.
The Vietnamese delegation’s participation in the summit shows the country’s desires to promote the substantial and productive ASEAN-India ties, focusing on economic, trade, investment and science and technology cooperation, as well as fostering regional connectivity and assisting ASEAN to build its community, said Nghi.