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Vice President embarks on a four day visit to Vietnam

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Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu undertook his 4 day official visit to Vietnam on 9th of May 2019 on being invited by the Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh of Vietnam.His visit to Vietnam comes after a series of high level exchanges between both the nations (Indo-Vietnam) in 2018 which included the visit of the Vietnamese Prime Minister in January and President In March.

The Vice President will take part in 16th United Nations Day of Vesak ( also knwn as Buddha Jayanti or Buddha Purnima) at Tam Chuc pagoda in northern Ha Nam province of Vietnam.
He will also deliver keynote address at inaugural session of event, which is ‘Buddhist Approach to Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Sustainable Societies’

His visit includes a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, to pay homage to Former Prime Minister (and also President) of Vietnam.

Meeting the Indian Community and Vietnamese beneficiaries of‘Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment Camp’ organized in 2018 by India under ‘India for Humanity’ which was launched to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Pay tributes to martyrs at National Monument of Heroes and Martyrs (Vietnam’s War Memorial).

Meeting with Nguyen Kim Thi Ngan, Chairperson of National Assembly of Vietnam (Vietnam’s Legislative Assembly).

Meeting Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Vice President of Vietnam and hold delegation level talks.

High level talks on issues like trade and investment relations between two nation, exploring opportunities in oil and gas sectors, giving better market access to India’s exports, mutual cooperation in defence and space technologies, training and capacity building of Vietnamese defence forces, seeking support for Indian Pharmaceutical facilities in Vietnam and strengthening of cultural bonds between two nations will be discussed.

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