New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed confidence that the India-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership would continue to strengthen under the guidance of the new Vietnamese PM Pham Minh Chinh.
In a telephonic conversation held between the two leaders today, Mr Modi congratulated his counterpart and welcomed the fact that both countries share a similar vision of an open, inclusive, peaceful and rule-based Indian Ocean Region, and hence the India-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership can contribute to promote regional stability, prosperity and development. In this context, the Prime Minister also noted that both India and Vietnam were presently fellow-members of the UN Security Council.
Both Prime Ministers reviewed the state of bilateral relations and shared their views on different areas of cooperation.
Noting that year 2022 marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, they agreed to celebrate this auspicious milestone in a befitting manner through various commemorative activities, an official release said.
Mr Modi also thanked his Vietnamese counterpart for the valuable support provided by the government and people of Vietnam during the 2nd wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. The leaders agreed that both countries should continue consultations and cooperation to support each other’s continuing efforts against the pandemic.
Prime Minister Modi also invited PM Chinh to undertake an official visit to India at an early suitable date.