On the first leg of his two-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held delegation-level dialogue with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi, Vietnam.
“A comprehensive review of the Strategic Partnership. PM @narendramodi & PM Nguyen Phuc lead delegation level talks,” tweeted Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
In his visit, more than 10 agreements ranging from agreements on defence, health and space are expected to be signed between the two countries after the talks.
Prime Minister Modi has said that his visit to Vietnam is a reinforcement of friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation of both the countries.
Prime Minister Modi, in an interview to Vietnam news agency, said his visit is intended to further boost 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 amid New Delhi and Hanoi.
“India not only stood by Vietnam during its freedom struggle but also during its phase of national reunification. The late 1970s and 80s were a difficult period for Vietnam, and India was one of the few countries that stood by Vietnam in its time of need. My visit to Vietnam is a reinforcement of our friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation,”said Modi.