Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday arrived in Vietnam on a four-day go to and was obtained on the famend Tran Quoc pagoda by his counterpart Bui Thanh Son.
Jaishankar shall be co-chairing the 18th assembly of the India-Vietnam Joint Fee on financial, commerce and scientific, and technological cooperation on Monday.
Taking to X, Jaishankar mentioned, “Arrived in Vietnam today. Thank you Vietnam Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son for the warm personal welcome at the renowned Tran Quoc pagoda. Looking forward to co-chairing the 18th Joint Commission Meeting tomorrow.”
He added, “Visited the historical Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi. The age-old links between India and Vietnam are symbolized by the Bodhi tree here. Was gifted by President Rajendra Prasad in 1959 to President Ho Chi Minh.”
“Visited the historical Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi. The age-old links between India and Vietnam are symbolized by the Bodhi tree here. Was gifted by President Rajendra Prasad in 1959 to President Ho Chi Minh,” tweets EAM Dr S Jaishankar
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In Vietnam, Jaishankar will focus on methods to evaluate the progress in a number of areas and focus on methods to additional improve cooperation, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) mentioned on Saturday.
Jaishankar’s go to to the strategically-located Southeast Asian nation comes lower than three months after India gifted missile corvette INS Kirpan to the Vietnamese armed forces, in reflection of the rising bilateral strategic partnership amid frequent issues over China’s more and more aggressive behaviour within the South China Sea.
It was for the primary time that India handed over a fully-operational corvette to any pleasant international nation.
“India and Vietnam share a robust comprehensive strategic partnership. Vietnam is a key member of our Act East Policy. The external affairs minister’s visit will provide an opportunity to review progress in several areas and discuss ways to further enhance bilateral cooperation,” the MEA mentioned.
“The external affairs minister will visit Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and is expected to hold talks with the Vietnamese leadership,” the MEA mentioned in an announcement.
He will even meet members of the Indian group and unveil a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Ho Chi Minh metropolis.
From Vietnam, Jaishankar will journey to Singapore for a go to from 19 to twenty October.