NA President receives Indian Foreign Minister

VIETNAM, December 18 –

NA President Vương Đình Huệ speaks with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishanka. – VNA / VNS Photo Doãn Tấn

NEW DELHI – National Assembly Speaker Vương Đình Huệ hosted a reception in New Delhi for Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on December 17, assuring him that Việt Nam still cherishes its comprehensive strategic partnership with India .

Huệ also praised India for considering Việt Nam as a priority in its Act East policy.

He suggested that the two foreign ministries work closely together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations next year, continue to facilitate high-level exchanges through the Party, state, government, AN and the channels of exchange between peoples.

The leader offered to improve economic and tourism recovery and development after the pandemic, encouraging airlines to restore and soon open more direct flights between the two countries’ main cities.

Praising their close coordination in regional and international forums, especially when the two countries are non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council this year, he hoped that India would support Việt Nam’s candidacy to seats in international organizations and agencies.

Jaishankar, for his part, stressed that India attaches particular importance to the increasingly improved role of Việt Nam in the region and in the world, and in ASEAN in particular. He hoped that Việt Nam would continue to serve as a bridge promoting closer ties between India and ASEAN.

They shared the view that the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership is developing on the five pillars of politics-diplomacy, national defense-security, economy-trade-investment, science-technology, culture- sport and people-to-people exchanges. The two countries are actively implementing the 2021-2023 action program and the common vision for peace, prosperity and peoples adopted in December 2020.

The two sides agreed to strengthen ties in education and training by increasing India scholarships for Việt Nam, as well as offering all possible support for energy cooperation, including offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation, an area of ​​India’s strength.

Regarding regional and global issues of common interest, they affirmed that Việt Nam and India will continue to support efforts to intensify the settlement of disputes by peaceful means in accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention. on the Law of the Sea of ​​1982, for in the name of peace, cooperation, stability and development in the region and in the world.

NA President Vương Đình Huệ presents a souvenir to Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar during the ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of the Việt Nam-India comprehensive strategic partnership. – VNA / VNS Photo Doãn Tấn

Fifth anniversary of Việt Nam-India comprehensive strategic partnership marked

National Assembly Speaker Vương Đình Huệ attended a ceremony marking the fifth anniversary of the Việt Nam-India comprehensive strategic partnership in New Delhi on December 17.

In his speech, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said India still regards Việt Nam as an important partner and wants bilateral relations to deepen and deepen, contributing to peace, stability and development. development in the region.

He also hoped that the two nations would harness their potential to support the economic development of each country.

President Huệ said that Indian political parties support the friendship with Việt Nam. Significant achievements have been made in all pillars of the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership over the past five years.

He said the two countries share similar views on strategic issues and stressed the need to maintain peace, maritime and air freedom in accordance with international law and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of Wed.

The highest lawmaker affirmed Việt Nam’s policy of cherishing ties with India and supporting the Indian policy of Act East. Việt Nam supports India’s candidacy to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council when the body is enlarged, he said.

He also proposed that the two countries work closely together to implement the 2021-2023 program of action for a bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership as well as the declaration of common vision for peace, prosperity and peoples.

The president of NA visits the exhibit. – VNA / VNS Photo Doãn Tấn

Photo exhibition

A photo exhibition, highlighting 50 years of diplomatic relations between Việt Nam and India, opened in New Delhi on December 17 as part of the on-going official visit of National Assembly Speaker Vương Đình Huệ in India.

The event is co-hosted by the Vietnamese News Agency (VNA), Indian Council of World Affairs and Vietnamese Embassy in India, welcoming NA President Huệ and Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar as as visitors on the day it opens.

On display are 21 VNA documentary photos capturing milestones in relations between nations over the past five decades, which include Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official visit to Vietnam in September 2016. During the visit of Modi, Việt Nam and India have decided to improve their bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership.

The event will last until December 19. – VNS

Shirlene J. Manley