Vietnam, India look to stronger friendship and cooperation

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Union of Friendship
Organisations (VUFO) and the Indian Society for Cultural Cooperation and Friendship (ISCUF) have signed a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) on cooperation for the 2017-2022 with a view to enhancing
exchange and mutual understanding between the Vietnamese and Indian people.

The document is also hoped to further promote cooperation
between the two countries in politics, economy, culture, tourism, science-technology
and people-to-people exchange.

Addressing the signing ceremony in Hanoi on July 10, VUFO
Vice President and Secretary General Don Tuan Phong highlighted the traditional
relations between Vietnam and India, saying that the two nations have always
supported and assisted each other in their past struggles for national
liberation as well as current processes of national construction.

The MoU is a foundation for the two sides to deploy
specific activities in a bid to further promote mutual understanding,
traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the Vietnamese and
Indian people, contributing to the realisation of agreements reached between senior
leaders, he noted.

Phong promised that the VUFO and the Vietnam-India Friendship
Association will create favourabe conditions and fully implement the MoU.

ISCUF Secretary General Bijay Kumar Padhihari said the MoU will not
only deepen the friendship and mutual understanding between the Indian and
Vietnamese people, but also open a new direction for settling international issues
of mutual concern.

Under the document, the two sides will
recommend the two Governments to commend organisations and individuals for their
contributions to enhancing exchange, friendship and cooperation between the two
countries’ people.

They will also work together to organise seminars,
forums, fairs, and visits of business delegations; provide the two sides’
enterprises with information about each other’s business climate; introduce attractive
tourism sites of the two nations; and suggest relevant authorities of both
sides consider establishing bonds among their localities.-VNA

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