NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (L) and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind at their meeting (Photo: VNA)
New Delhi, (VNA)
– National Assembly Chairman
Vuong Dinh Hue had a meeting with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi
on December 19 during his official visit to India from December 15-19.
The Indian President
warmly welcomed the visit of the Vietnamese top legislator to India on the
occasion of the 5th anniversary of the two countries’ comprehensive
strategic partnership and the upcoming 50th anniversary of bilateral
Chairman Hue congratulated India for its accomplishments in socio-economic and
scientific-technological development as well as its efforts to contain COVID-19
and restore the economy. He reiterated Vietnam’s consistent foreign policy of
attaching importance to the time-honoured traditional friendship and
comprehensive strategic partnership with India.
The two leaders shared the view that the bilateral ties have seen strong
development across the fields, from politics-diplomacy, economics, culture to
people-to-people exchange, and most recently the two countries have given each
other timely and effective support in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They agreed to maintain mutual visits and all-level contacts of the two States,
Governments, parliaments and through the Party and local channels. They also
reached consensus on organising practical and meaningful activities to mark the
50th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations in 2022.
NA Chairman Hue suggested that the two countries work closely together to
implement well the plan of actions for 2021-2023 and the Joint Vision for Peace, Prosperity and People adopted in
December 2020, so as to further promote their current fine relationship.
He also proposed strengthening cooperation in priority and potential aspects
such as economics-trade-investment, defence-security, energy,
science-technology, digital transformation, health care, education-training, culture,
religion, tourism and people-to-people exchange.
The two sides agreed to the need to have plans for boosting people-to-people
exchanges, culture and tourism in the post-COVID-19 period.
They promised to continue coordinating and supporting each other at
international and regional forums, while renewing their support of efforts to
push the settlement of disputes by peaceful means in accordance with
international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, for
the sake of peace, cooperation, stability and development in the region and the
On the occasion, NA Chairman Hue conveyed an invitation to visit Vietnam from
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the Indian President.
The meeting with the Indian President is the last activity in the official
visit to India of the NA Chairman and the NA delegation./.