Vietnam India exchanges: Vice-President of India M Venkaiah Naidu's official visit to Vietnam (May 9-12, 2019)
By Priti | PUBLISHED: 08, May 2019, 15:19 pm IST | UPDATED: 18, May 2019, 18:40 pm IST
Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu will be on an official visit to Vietnam from 9-12 May 2019 on the invitation of Ms. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Vice President of Vietnam. Naidu will be meeting with Vice President of Vietnam Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairperson of National Assembly of Vietnam Ms Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
The Vice President of India will deliver the Keynote Address at the 16th United Nations Day of Vesak Celebration at Tam Chuc Pagoda, Ha Nam Province.
As per MEA release on his visit the Vice President will also meet the Indian community and Vietnamese beneficiaries of the Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment Camp organized in Vietnam under the ‘India for Humanity’ initiative launched to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
India-Vietnam relations have been built on a firm foundation of close cultural, historical and civilisational links and are marked by mutual trust and understanding as well as strong cooperation in regional and international fora. During the visit of Prime Minister to Vietnam in September 2016, the relationship between the two countries was elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
Vice President’s visit to Vietnam follows a series of high-level exchanges that have taken place in 2018, including visits to India by Prime Minister of Vietnam (January 2018) and President of Vietnam (March 2018) as well as the State Visit to Vietnam of President Kovind (November 2018). These exchanges have resulted in robust cooperation in several areas, have expanded defence and security ties, forged new economic and commercial linkages and deepened people-to-people engagement. The two sides share a common desire to promote peace, security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, MEA reported.