Speaking at the event, Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan said the compilation and publication of books are meant to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties and the 10th anniversary of strategic ties of Vietnam and India in 2017.
Compiled and published by the Information and Communications Publishing House, the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics’ Centre for Indian Studies, and the Vietnam – India Friendship Association, the eight-volume collection highlights Vietnam-India ties across culture and economy, India’s strategy on building national security policies throughout periods, which was partly supported by Vietnamese experts.
Perspectives in the books will provide invaluable references for both countries to maintain their peace, stability and prosperity.
Ties between Vietnam and India dated back to nearly 2,000 years ago via cultural, religious and trade exchanges. In the midst of the 20th century, they were more solid and fostered by late President Ho Chi Minh, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and generations of leaders and peoples, becoming a common invaluable asset of the two nations.
In 2007, the Vietnam-India relationship was lifted to strategic partnership level, with a focus on the fields of politics-diplomacy, national defence-security, economy-trade, energy, science-technology and culture-education.
Following Vietnam’s visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 2016, both sides upgraded their strategic partnership to comprehensive strategic partnership to meet demand in the new situation.