At the meeting, Assoc. Prof. PhD. Nguyen Viet Thao applauded the visit of Ms. Preeti Saran; wished the Ambassador a successful working period and expressed his hope that the Embassy will care more and will promote cooperation between offices of India and Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics.
Ms. Preeti Saran expressed India’s high appreciation to achievements of Viet Nam in our innovation process under the leading of Viet Nam Communist Party. She spoke about her pride in her pleasure to contribute to that development. The Ambassador also shared about the country India and Indian people, especially their outstanding achievements in science - technology. She affirmed to try her best in contributing more in promoting cooperation between the two countries into a new height, more and more effectively in interests of Vietnamese and Indian people.
In the report on General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s state-level visit to India from 19 November to 22 November, Ms. Preeti Saran confirmed that good results from the state visit brought new incentives, which broaden and deepen traditional friendship and strategic partnership between Viet Nam and India.
In many achievements of the visit, Ms. Preeti Saran specially stressed on the followings:
- The two sides concurred to enhance political relations closely, on belief, to regard this relation as the main pillar, a foundation of strategic partnership between the two countries. Accordingly, the two sides would enhance high-level exchanges as well as exchanges at many levels, effectively promote current bilateral cooperation mechanisms in diplomacy, defense, security, expand cooperation in all channels of the Party, the Government, congress, people exchange and cooperation between localities.
- To stress the importance of the defense – security pillar in strategic partnership. Thereby, India would provide to Viet Nam 100 millions of dollars to invest in defense; also helps training and modernizing Vietnamese security and army forces. India will continue to enforce Act East Policy, enhance cooperative friendship with ASEAN Member States, for the purpose of increasing India’s influence in South East Asia in general and East Sea in particular, there in, Viet Nam is a key factor.
- Try to increase trade turn-over to 7 billion of USD in 2015, strongly promote investment between the two countries, soon implement pioneering projects in electricity and opening airway between Viet Nam and India, enhance cooperation in gasoline searching and exploitment in East Sea.
In the visit, the two sides signed eight agreements on cooperation in commerce, finance, energy, transportation, education - training, people exchanges.