PM Modi Arrives in Vietnam, Visit Aimed at Boosting Strategic Ties
Over a hundred Indians gathered to get a glimpse of PM Narendra Modi as he arrived in Vietnam.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Vietnamese capital, Hanoi on Thursday to hold wide-ranging talks with the country’s top leadership on ways to bolster strategic bilateral ties in key areas like defence, security, counter terrorism and trade.
Over a hundred expatriate Indians gathered at a hotel in Hanoi to get a glimpse of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrived in Vietnam on his first visit to the communist nation.
PM Modi’s Two-Day Visit Schedule
The visit, that marks the first by an Indian premier to the country in 15 years, takes place on his way to Hangzhou, China to attend the G20 Summit that begins on Sunday.
During his two-day visit, the Prime Minister will be holding extensive talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and call on President Tran Dai Quang. He is also scheduled to meet Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
Visit Aimed at Boosting Strategic Ties
Underlining that Vietnam is a “very important pillar” in India’s Act East Policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his visit to the country was intended to boost the strategic ties and speed up bilateral engagements in key areas like defence, security and trade.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Phuc and I would also be discussing regional cooperation and stability and our multilateral cooperation.Narendra Modi to Voice of Vietnam Radio
The thrust of our multifaceted relationship is to work towards stability, maintenance of peace, economic growth and prosperity in our countries, Asia and beyond, he added.
My visit to Vietnam is a reinforcement of our friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation. The visit is intended to further boost our bilateral and multilateral engagement and cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, commerce, culture, human resource development, science and technology, space research, defence and security.Narendra Modi to Voice of Vietnam Radio
(With PTI inputs)
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