Vietnam, India greatly value time-honoured relationship

VOV.VN - Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu affirmed their recognition of great importance to the long-standing friendship between Vietnam and India during their talks in New Delhi on February 12.

During the talks, the two leaders discussed a score of measures to further boost the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership, especially in key pillars such as national defence, security, economy, trade, investment, science-technology and people-to-people exchanges.

They also noted with satisfaction over strengthened bilateral political trust by maintaining annual high-level visits as well as the development of bilateral economic and trade ties, and concurred to reach the two-way trade target of US$15 billion this year.

Both sides held an in-depth discussion on specific measures regarding bilateral trade cooperation and assigned relevant ministries and departments to remove existing technical problems.

They agreed that the launch of a direct air route between the two countries will facilitate trade activities, tourism and people-to-people exchanges.

Host and guest consented to step up coordination at regional and international forums, and promote peace and stability in the East Sea based on international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Vice President Thinh thanked the Indian government and people for supporting Vietnam over the past years as well as when Vietnam undertakes the role of ASEAN Chair in 2020 and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2020-2021.

Vice President Thinh is on an official visit to India from February 11- 13 at the invitation of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.