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‘Meet India’ Seminar promotes India - VN cooperation

VGP – Viet Nam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of India in Ha Noi held the ‘Meet India’ seminar in Ha  Noi on January 9 to create opportunities for enterprises and localities of both countries to meet and boost cooperation.

Delegates to the "Meet India" Seminar

The event, themed “Meet India”, it saw the presence of Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, Indian Ambassador to Viet Nam Pranay Verma, and representatives from 20 provinces and cities of Viet Nam, and others.

At the event, delegates discussed cooperation opportunities in the areas of pharmaceuticals, energy, supporting industries, smart cities, information technology and tourism.

Addressing the seminar, Indian Ambassador to Viet Nam Pranay Verma appreciated the strong development in the Viet Nam - India relations, affirming that the two countries have huge cooperation potential for the future.

Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son affirmed that the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries have been thriving, expressing his wish for further cooperation between localities and enterprises of both sides.

The diplomat said that the seminar is an opportunity for the two sides to exchange views on policies, cooperation orientations, potentials, strengths and cooperation demand, particularly economics, trade, ODA, smart city development and tourism.

The bilateral import-export revenue between the two countries has increased significantly from US$5.6 billion in 2014 to US$7.63 billion in 2017 and to US$11.5 billion in 2019.

In addition, bilateral cooperation in the areas of investment, culture, education, tourism and defence, including at international forums, has become more substantial and effective.

Viet Nam holds the ASEAN chairmanship and non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council in 2020, so the two countries’ governments hope to bolster links to achieve substantive outcomes at all levels, thereby helping to further deepen their partnership, the official said./.

By Hoang Ha


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