Vietnam, India boost strategic partnership

(VOVworld) - Vietnam and India held their 8th political consultation session and 5th deputy foreign ministerial strategic dialogue in New Delhi on Tuesday.
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Vietnamese delegation at the event (Photo: VNA)
Deputy Foreign Minister Vu Hong Nam and Secretary (East) of the Ministry of External Affairs Preeti Saran chaired the events. The two sides acknowledged positive strides in relations across politics, economics, defence-security, science-technology, culture, tourism and people-to-people exchanges. The two sides discussed propelling the strategic partnership forward and agreed to maintain sound defence-security relations through information exchanges and technological transfers. They suggested measures to push two-way trade towards 15 billion USD in the future. Vietnamese and Indian businesses were encouraged to increase investment in the respective countries. The two sides agreed to enhance their partnership through preferential credit packages and capacity improvement within the bilateral cooperation framework and ASEAN-India collaboration.

Regarding the East Sea issue, both nations called on involved parties to solve disputes via peaceful means and international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

The same day, Deputy FM Nam met with Indian Minister of State V.K. Singh, during which the host said India considers Vietnam a focus in its Act East Policy.