VN, India lift strategic ties
President Tröông Taán Sang and his Indian counterpart, Pranab Mukherjee, agreed to intensify the Vietnamese-Indian strategic partnership.
The focus will be on politics, defence, security, economics, science-technology, oil and gas, culture, people-to-people exchanges, and regional and multilateral co-operation.
The Indian President also met Party General Secretary Nguyeãn Phuù Troïng who said the visit showed the President and the new government of India continued to place importance on developing the strategic partnership with Vieät Nam.
On the same day, Prime Minister Nguyeãn Taán Duõng met Indian President Mukherjee. He said the Vietnamese Government would create favourable conditions for Indian firms to invest in Vieät Nam, especially in the oil, gas and electricity sectors, whilst accelerating the launch of a direct air route between the two countries.
National Assembly Chairman Nguyeãn Sinh Huøng also met President Mukherjee, saying that stronger co-ordination between Vieät Nam and India would contribute to peace, security and prosperity in the region.