VOV.VN - India’s Vice President cum Chairman of the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) Venkaiah Naidu welcomed Vietnam National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue who is on an official visit to India, in New Delhi on December 17.
Naidu highly appreciated Vietnam’s socio-economic development achievements, COVID-19 prevention and control measures, and its economic recovery efforts to weather the pandemic crisis.
He thanked the National Assembly, Government and people of Vietnam for providing medical supplies to India during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. He also highly valued Vietnam’s increasing position regionally and globally, noting the two countries have cooperated well in their role as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
For his part, Hue affirmed Vietnam always attaches importance to the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with India, and at the same time congratulated India on successfully controlling the COVID-19 outbreak.
The two sides expressed satisfaction at the effective cooperation between their legislative bodies over the past time, and agreed to maintain all-level visit exchanges to further deepen their partnership. They also agreed to organize a range of practical activities in 2022 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Both host and guest shared the view that Vietnam and India should support their businesses in promoting the export of commodities of their strengths.
NA Chairman Hue welcomed Indian businesses’ plans to promote their investment in Vietnam in such fields as manufacturing-processing technology, auto supporting industry, information and communication technology, and renewable energy, high-tech agriculture, and innovation.
He also suggested that the two countries strengthen cooperation in combating terrorism and transnational crimes, as well as in culture, including heritage conservation, tourism and people-to-people exchanges.
Exchanging views on regional and international issues of mutual concerns, the two sides affirmed the importance of maintaining peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea. They voiced their support for the promotion of dialogue and confidence building measures to settle sea-related disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).