Ho Chi Minh City and India hold great potential for cooperation

Tuesday, 21/06/2022 15:57
In the upcoming time, Vietnam – India relations in general, and India – Ho Chi Minh City in particular, have a lot of potential to continue to develop strongly in the fields of national defense - security, commerce, information technology, digital transformation, tourism, cultural exchange and people-to-people exchange.
 
 Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party’s Committee Nguyen Van Nen meets with Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on June 20. (Photo: SGGP)

So said Nguyen Van Nen, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee during his meeting with Indian Vice President and Chairman of the Council of States of India Venkaiah Naidu on June 20 as part of his visit to India.

Ho Chi Minh City’s leader also said he hoped to promote the potential of tourism cooperation when the two countries open direct flights.

During the reception, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu recalled his deep impression of the country, people and culture, noted the many similarities between Vietnam and India, and thanked the Government and people of Vietnam for their timely support during the most difficult time in India in the prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also highly appreciated the increasing role and position of Vietnam in the region and the world, including its achievements of socio-economic development and efforts to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the economic recovery and growth.

Expressing interest in the agricultural sector, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu commented, Vietnam in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular have strengths in the field. Therefore, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu hoped that the two sides would continue to support and share to jointly develop this field and ensure food security in the coming time.

For his part, Mr. Nen emphasized India's important role and contributions in the region and the world along with sharing its vision and strategic interests, expressed his deep gratitude to the Indian Government and people for promptly supporting Vietnam in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular in the recent COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control.

Venkaiah Naidu, Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, said that the city has controlled the epidemic and is recovering, developing strongly socio-economically, maintaining its role as the economic locomotive of the whole country. In particular, the Indian community living in Ho Chi Minh City is the largest in the country, contributing to promoting culture and tightening the good relationship between the two sides.

According to Mr. Nen, Ho Chi Minh City has controlled the pandemic and is recovering, developing strongly socio-economically, maintaining its role as the economic locomotive of the whole country. In particular, the Indian community living in Ho Chi Minh City is the largest in the country, contributing to promoting culture and tightening the good relationship between the two sides.

He later paid a courtesy call to President of the Indian People’s Party Prakash Nadda during which they spent much of their time discussing Party building; met with Indian Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar and paid a courtesy visit to Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)./.

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