Vietnam, India strengthen strategic partnership
QĐND - Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 22:23 (GMT+7)
PANO - The Diplomatic Academy in cooperation with the Indian Embassy in Hanoi organized a seminar “Vietnam-India Strategic Partnership: Orientations for Future” on July 17th, in Hanoi.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan and Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Ranjit Rae attended the event.
In his opening speech, Deputy PM Nguyen Thien Nhan stressed that the partnership between the two countries had been effectively brought into play and based on five key fields of politics, defence-security, economy-trade, culture and human resource training.
The seminar was a good chance for Vietnam and India to review the development of such a fruitful relationship, to learn from lessons and experiences as well as to work out orientations of development in the coming time.
Deputy PM Nguyen Thien Nhan also confirmed that priority given to the development of traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership with India was always the consistent policy of Vietnam’s Government and people.
Discussions at the seminar emphasized that the relationship between Vietnam and India have seen positive development. The two sides have exchanged high-ranking delegations, signed and efficiently carried out various agreements on bilateral cooperation as well as effectively coordinated in international and regional forums.
In addition, the two countries’ defence-security ties have also been ceaselessly strengthened and developed. This was vividly proved via exchanges of delegations at all levels, the maintenance of strategic dialogue mechanism at Deputy Defence Minister level, as well as the cooperation boosted on training, navy and national defence industry.
The seminar is part of activities to celebrate 40th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-India Diplomatic Ties and 5th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam and India Partnership.
Translated by Mai Huong