The ISCUF delegation is on a visit to Vietnam from July 15-20.

At the reception, VUFO President Nga stressed the traditional friendship between Vietnam and India originated from cultural, historical and religious exchanges and founded by late President Ho Chi Minh and late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

VUFO President Nguyen Phuong Nga and Indian delegation in a group photo

The relations have been maintained, fostered and upgraded to a comprehensive strategic partnership level in September 2016. Along with that, the people-to-people exchange has developed via visits, and especially the annual India-Vietnam friendship festival, which was held nine times and will have its 10th edition to take place in August in Vietnam, she said.

ISCUF Vice President Das Saktidhar said the visit and cultural exchanges help boost bilateral friendship and promote mutual understanding.

He hoped that the visit will contribute to enhancing comprehensive cooperation and open up cooperation opportunities for his organization and the Vietnam-India Friendship Association.

Founded in 1941, ISCUF aims to set up friendship and solidarity with socialist countries around the world.

VUFO and ISCUF set up relations in 2017 and signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation for 2017-2022 in July the same year.

Translated by Chung Anh