PM Modi, Vietnamese Gen Secy agrees to enhance defence partnership between two countries
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, on Friday held discussions on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the situation in the South China Sea. The two leaders also agreed to enhance the defence partnership between the two countries.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Vietnam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a phone call with H.E. Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, on April 15, Friday.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi stated “Spoke with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam H. E. Nguyen Phu Trong, today. We exchanged views on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues and agreed to promote closer cooperation in our economic, trade and defence engagement,” PM Modi wrote in his Tweet.
Spoke with General Secretary of Communist Party of Vietnam H. E. Nguyen Phu Trong today. We exchanged views on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues and agreed to promote closer cooperation in our economic, trade and defence engagement.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 15, 2022
They expressed satisfaction over the rapid pace of wide-ranging cooperation under the India-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, which was established during Modi’s visit to Vietnam in 2016.
The Prime Minister reiterated Vietnam’s importance as an important pillar of India’s Act East Policy and Indo-Pacific Vision and sought to enhance the scope of the bilateral ties, besides working for expeditious progress on the existing initiatives. PM Modi also requested greater facilitation of market access for India’s pharma and agri-products in Vietnam.
Highlighting the historical and civilizational links between the two countries, Modi expressed happiness over India’s involvement in the restoration of Cham monuments in Vietnam.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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