President Tran Dai Quang arrives in New Delhi for India visit

He said that, in the discussions, both sides agreed to further strengthen trade and investment ties, including in sectors like renewable energy, agriculture and agro-products, textiles and oil and gas.

President of Vietnam, Tran Dai Quang is arriving in India this afternoon on a three-day visit. On defence cooperation, the Prime Minister said both sides chose to collaborate in defence production and explore opportunities in transfer of technology. "We will jointly work for an open, independent and prosperous Indo Pacific area where sovereignty and global law is respected", he said.

"We will not only strengthen our longstanding bilateral partnership in oil and gas, but also explore possibilities of working with other countries for trilateral partnership", Modi said.

President Quang initially landed in Bodh Gaya in Bihar, a Buddhist pilgrimage site, before reaching New Delhi.

"Vietnam is an important pillar in India's #Act East Policy and the two countries share civilisational relationship spanning over 2000 years", Mr Kumar said.

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He said that both countries respect the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos), adding that the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership will continue to be deepened. He will also have an interaction with prominent Indian businessmen.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang inspected the Guard of Honor after receiving the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday.

He was welcomed by Indian officials including Minister of State for Defence Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, Ambassador to Vietnam Parvathaneni Harish, representatives of the Ministry of External Affairs, and Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh.

India and Vietnam signed agreements on Saturday for cooperation in trade, agriculture and nuclear energy.

India had also extended a United States dollars 500 million Line of Credit to Vietnam for smoothing the progress of deeper defense cooperation between the two nations.

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