VN advocates India’s “Act East” policy
09:14 | 14/06/2018

VGP – Viet Nam advocates the Indian Government’s “Act East” policy and  the Vietnamese State, people and army highly appreciate support from their Indian counterparts for Viet Nam over the past time.

State President Tran Dai Quang receives Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Ha Noi on June 13, 2018 - Photo: VNA

State President Tran Dai Quang made that statement at his reception for Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Ha Noi on June 13. 

The Party and State of Viet Nam will create optimal conditions for the Vietnamese and Indian Defense Ministries to cooperate closely and effectively, thus deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, he asserted.

The Vietnamese State leader urged leaders of the two ministries to actively instruct competent agencies to comprehensively and effectively implement defense cooperation contents, including delegation exchange and collaboration in personnel training, defense industry, information-technology, strategic research and UN peacekeeping operations. 

The partnership would help maintain peace and development in each country and the region as well, he said, asking the ministries to continue their mutual consultation mechanisms at regional and international forums. 

The host believed that the bilateral friendship and cooperation will be consolidated thanks to the high political resolve of senior leaders of the two countries along with mutual trust and will for cooperation and development, for the sake of their people, as well as peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world. 

In reply, Minister Sitharaman briefed the host about the outcomes of her talks with Vietnamese Defense Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich, during which the two sides emphasized the significance of maintaining and expanding bilateral cooperation in training personnel and developing IT and defense industry. 

India always treasures and wants to beef up the comprehensive strategic partnership with Viet Nam, she said, adding that the two nations still boast substantial potential for stronger cooperation, especially in security-defense.

By Hoang Ha

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