Warmly welcoming the guest to Vietnam, President Tran Dai Quang expressed pleasure at the increasingly strengthened bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership as high-level leaders have reached various important agreements, steering the bilateral relations towards the right direction. The host stressed that Vietnam advocates India’s “Act East” policy and highly appreciates the invaluable support from the Indian State, people and military over the past time.

President Tran Dai Quang (R) and Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Quang thanked for the warm and friendly reception that the State and Government of India paid him and Vietnam’s high-level delegation during his State-visit to India last March. During the visit, the two sides reached important common perceptions in enhancing the comprehensive strategic partnership in the coming time. With high determination, trust and strong will of cooperation and development among high-level leaders, President Tran Dai Quang believed that the friendly and cooperative bilateral relations will sustainably develop, for the sakes of the peoples of the two countries, for peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the region and the world.

The Vietnamese top official welcomed the results of the talks between ministers Ngo Xuan Lich and Nirmala Sitharama, confirming that the Party and State of Vietnam support and provide favorable conditions for further defense cooperation, contributing to deepening the Vietnam-India comprehensive strategic partnership.

The talks between the two ministries of defense

On the cooperation results over the past time, President Tran Dai Quang suggested leaders of the two defense ministries to actively direct responsible agencies to comprehensively and effectively implement agreed defense cooperation contents.

For her part, Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman briefed the host upon the outcomes of the talks held earlier, which emphasized the importance of maintaining and expanding cooperation in training and IT and defense industry development. She affirmed that India always treasures and wants to beef up the comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam. She also stressed that there is still much room for Vietnam and India to boost cooperation, especially in the realm of security-defense.

Translated by Huu Duong