Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI
A Parliamentary delegation led by the Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Vuong Dinh Hue, met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in New Delhi on Thursday.
Birla expressed satisfaction that from political exchanges to the fields of defence, trade, commerce and culture, bilateral relations have emerged from strength to strength. He added that today Vietnam is an important pillar of India’s Act East policy and a key partner for the Indo-Pacific goals.
Birla stressed that India wants to further strengthen the India-Vietnam Parliamentary Diplomacy. He said that for this purpose, the Indian Parliament is forming an India-Vietnam Friendship Group so that representatives of both the Parliaments could give a new dimension to the Parliamentary relations between the two countries through sustained and mutual dialogue.
Lok Sabha Speaker emphasised on a higher exchange of goods and services between India and Vietnam through trade and commercial institutions so that trade relations between the two countries are further strengthened. He expressed satisfaction that Indian investors are present in Vietnam, who are making commendable contributions in various fields.
Om Birla expressed confidence that cooperation in sustainable development and green economy are new opportunities for future partnership between the two countries. He noted that the Prime Ministers of India and Vietnam have made several important announcements to tackle climate change during the COP-26 meeting which will have good results in the long term.
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar, Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Minister of Labour and Employment Bhupender Yadav, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Narayan Rane and several MPs graced the occasion.