Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and
Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu affirmed that they attach great
importance to the long-standing friendship between the two countries during
their talks in New Delhi on February 12.
Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (L) and Indian
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu (baoquocte.vn)
New Delhi (VNA) – Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and Indian
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu affirmed that they attach great importance to
the long-standing friendship between the two countries during their talks in
New Delhi on February 12.
They said the bilateral political trust has been reinforced through the
maintenance of annual high-level visits.
The two sides discussed measures to further promote the comprehensive
strategic partnership between Vietnam and India, especially in key
pillars such as national defence, security, economy, trade, investment,
science-technology and people-to-people exchanges.
They expressed their satisfaction over the development of bilateral economic
and trade ties, and agreed to realise the two-way trade target of 15 billion
USD this year.
The host and guest deliberated specific measures in bilateral trade
cooperation and assigned relevant ministries and departments to remove
existing technical problems.
The launch of a direct air route between the two countries will facilitate
trade activities, tourism and people-to-people exchanges, they said.
They agreed to strengthen 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 is assuming the role of
ASEAN Chair in 2020 and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council
Vice President Thinh is on an official visit to India from February 11 to