Vietnam, India look to stronger friendship and cooperation
The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the Indian Society for Cultural Cooperation and Friendship (ISCUF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation for the 2017-2022 with a view to enhancing exchange and mutual understanding between the Vietnamese and Indian people.
VUFO Vice President and Secretary General Don Tuan Phong (right) and ISCUF Secretary General Bijay Kumar Padhihari sign the MoU on Hanoi, July 10
The document is also hoped to further promote cooperation between the two countries in politics, economy, culture, tourism, science-technology and people-to-people exchange.
Addressing the signing ceremony in Hanoi on July 10, VUFO Vice President and Secretary General Don Tuan Phong highlighted the traditional relations between Vietnam and India, saying that the two nations have always supported and assisted each other in their past struggles for national liberation as well as current processes of national construction.
The MoU is a foundation for the two sides to deploy specific activities in a bid to further promote mutual understanding, traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the Vietnamese and Indian people, contributing to the realisation of agreements reached between senior leaders, he noted.
Phong promised that the VUFO and the Vietnam-India Friendship Association will create favourabe conditions and fully implement the MoU.
Mr. Bijay Kumar Padhihari gives Mr. Don Tuan Phong a souvenir from India
ISCUF Secretary General Bijay Kumar Padhihari said the MoU will not only deepen the friendship and mutual understanding between the Indian and Vietnamese people, but also open a new direction for settling international issues of mutual concern.
Under the document, the two sides will recommend the two Governments to commend organisations and inpiduals for their contributions to enhancing exchange, friendship and cooperation between the two countries’ people.
They will also work together to organise seminars, forums, fairs, and visits of business delegations; provide the two sides’ enterprises with information about each other’s business climate; introduce attractive tourism sites of the two nations; and suggest relevant authorities of both sides consider establishing bonds among their localities./.