Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India

04/12/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/12/2024 01:27

Meeting between Secretary (East) and Chairman of Vietnam-India Friendship Association

Secretary (East), Shri Jaideep Mazumdar, received a delegation led by Dr. Huynh Thanh Lap, Chairman of the Vietnam-India Friendship Association, Ho Chi Minh City, on April 10, 2024. The delegation was on a familiarization visit to India from 7-11 April 2024, and also had interactions with India Foundation.

2. ​In the meeting, Secretary (East) underscored the significant growth in the relationship between India and Vietnam, particularly since the elevation of ties to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. He reiterated Vietnam's importance as a key partner in India's Act East Policy and also highlighted the diversification of bilateral relations across various areas, including political exchanges, defence partnership, trade and investment relations, energy security, development cooperation, cultural cooperation and people-to-people relations. He lauded Vietnam for its impressive strides in economic sector and its remarkable progress as both an export and investment hub.

3. ​Dr. Huynh Thanh Lap expressed gratitude for the warm reception. He acknowledged the significant efforts undertaken to advance bilateral relations between the two nations. He commended India's achievements in defence, scientific research and information technology fields. He highlighted the growing resonance of Indian culture, particularly, yoga within Vietnamese society. Dr. Lap also noted the growing people-to-people ties as a result of increased connectivity through direct flights between India and Vietnam.

4.​ Secretary (East) and Chairman, Vietnam-India Friendship Association, reiterated the commitment of the leaders of both countries, to further advance the bilateral cooperation.

New Delhi
April 12, 2024