He told the Vietnamese youths who came to India to attend the ASEAN-India student exchange programme in Delhi on May 10 that India has granted many scholarships to foreign students, especially those from ASEAN.
Vietnam and India are important partners of each other, he said, describing the students as ambassadors helping promote the Vietnamese image to international friends, and maintain and develop the relationship between the two countries.
The ASEAN-India student exchange programme, held by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, the Confederation of Indian Industry and the ASEAN Secretariat, took place from May 1-11.
It aims to increase cultural understanding and economic links between the ASEAN and India.
Twenty five Vietnamese students selected from educational institutions nationwide participated in the programme, during which they visited many factories, universities, research facilities and landscapes in India.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.