‘Meet India’ seminar promotes Vietnam-India cooperation

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Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Pranay Verma and other delegates at the event. (Photo: baoquocte.vn)
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NDO – The Embassy of India in Hanoi and Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs held the ‘Meet India’ seminar in Hanoi on January 9 to create opportunities for enterprises and localities of both countries to meet and boost cooperation.

The event saw the presence of Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Pranay Verma, and representatives from 20 provinces and cities of Vietnam, among others.

Addressing the seminar, Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son affirmed that the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and India have been thriving, expressing his wish for further cooperation between localities and enterprises of both sides.

The diplomat said that the seminar is an opportunity for the two sides to exchange views on policies, cooperation orientations, potentials, strengths and cooperation demand, particularly economics, trade, ODA, smart city development and tourism.

The bilateral import-export revenue between Vietnam and India has increased significantly from US$5.6 billion in 2014 to US$7.63 billion in 2017 and to US$11.5 billion in 2019.

In addition, bilateral cooperation in the areas of investment, culture, education, tourism and defence, including at international forums, has become more substantial and effective.

Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Pranay Verma appreciated the strong development in the Vietnam - India relations, affirming that the two countries have huge cooperation potential for the future.

At the event, delegates discussed cooperation opportunities in the areas of pharmaceuticals, energy, supporting industries, smart cities, information technology and tourism.