Foreign Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who is on a visit to Vietnam, met Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. The two leaders discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations.
In a post on social media, Dr Jaishankar said that the strong partnership between India and Vietnam will contribute to building a stable, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
On the second day of the visit, the External Affairs Minister also met Chairman of the Foreign Relations Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Le Haoi Trung. He also met former Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Di Nien yesterday.
Earlier, Dr. Jaishankar addressed the Academy of Diplomacy of Vietnam on the topic of India in the Indo-Pacific. On this occasion, he also mentioned the importance of the central role of ASEAN and the contribution of Quad.
He also co-chaired the 18th India-Vietnam Joint Commission meeting with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son in Hanoi. During the discussion, cooperation in political, defense and maritime security, judicial, trade and investment, energy, development, education and training, science and technology and cultural sectors was considered.
In his remarks on social media, the External Affairs Minister expressed confidence that the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and Vietnam will further strengthen in the years to come. He said that views were exchanged with Vietnam on issues related to the Indo-Pacific region, commitments related to global affairs and cooperation in various multilateral groups.
Dr. Jaishankar, along with the Foreign Minister of Vietnam, also released commemorative postage stamps on the completion of 50 years of diplomatic relations between India and Vietnam. He said that these stamps depicting Kalaripayattu and Vovinam represent the mutual love for sports and also reflect the strong cultural, social and people-to-people contacts between the two countries.