NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (L) and Indian Vice President and Chairman of the Council of States Venkaiah Naidu at their meeting in New Delhi on December 17 (Photo: VNA)
New Delhi (VNA)
Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Vuong Dinh Hue met with Indian Vice
President and Chairman of the Council of States Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi on
Welcoming the top Vietnamese legislator,
who is paying an official visit to India, Naidu thanked the Vietnamese
NA, Government, and people for their timely assistance to the South Asian country in the
most trying times of the COVID-19 fight.
He also highly valued Vietnam’s
growing role and position in the region and the world, adding that the two
countries have coordinated with each other well while serving as non-permanent
members of the United Nations Security Council.
Hue said Vietnam
always attaches importance to its comprehensive strategic partnership with India.
He also congratulated India on having basically put the pandemic under
At the meeting, the two
leaders spoke highly of the cooperation between the legislative
bodies of the two countries.
They agreed to maintain
all-level mutual visits between the Vietnamese and Indian states, governments,
parliaments, parties, localities, and people. They also concurred in organising
meaningful and practical activities to mark the 50th founding anniversary
of diplomatic ties in 2022.
Vietnamese and Indian officials at the meeting in New Delhi on December 17 (Photo: VNA)
Vietnam and India will step
up appropriate activities to support their businesses to boost exporting
commodities they have strength in to each other’s markets.
Hue welcomed Indian
enterprises increasing investment in different fields in Vietnam such as
processing, manufacturing, auto supporting industry, information and
communication technology, renewable energy, hi-tech agriculture, and
innovation. He also suggested the two countries strengthen ties in the fight against terrorism
and trans-national crime.
The two leaders said they will
continue enhancing cooperation in culture, heritage preservation, people-to-people
exchange, and tourism.
Besides, Vietnam and India
will bolster cooperation and mutual support when running for seats in international
organisations, the two leaders noted, applauding the countries’ mutual backing
at regional and international forums.
Both host and guest
underlined the importance of maintaining peace, stability, security, safety,
and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea - an arterial shipping
route of the world. They also voiced support for promoting dialogue, trust
building, self-restraint, and peaceful settlement of disputes on the basis of
international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)./.