The Embassy of India in Vietnam on August 15's night hosted a ceremony to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of India’s Independence Day (August 15, 1947).
The event saw the participations of Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Harish Parvathaneni; Chairman of the National Assembly’s Ethnic Affairs Committee and Chairman of the Vietnam-India Parliamentary Friendship Group Ha Ngoc Chien; Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung; and Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Most Venerable Thich Duc Thien.
|Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Harish Parvathaneni speaking at the ceremony.
In his remarks at the event, Ambassador Parvathaneni reminded his guests of the history of Vietnam-India relations which date back more than 2,000 years ago when Indian merchants and monks came to Vietnam to trade goods and spread the teaching of Buddhism.
He then re-affirmed the close relations between the two countries. The ambassador noted the bilateral cooperation developing in various fields, such as defense-security, culture, economy, human resources development and training, and science-technology.
Ambassador Parvathaneni said he is pleased to know that Indian enterprises have more business opportunities in Vietnam, particularly in the areas of energy, petroleum, agriculture and agricultural processing, banking, textiles and garment, engineering, and services.
Earlier the same day, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has sent a message of congratulations to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on the 72nd anniversary of India’s Independence Day; Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc cabled congratulatory message to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.
According to the VNA, Vietnam and India set up diplomatic ties in January, 1972. Since then, the bilateral political relationship and mutual trust have been strengthened thanks to the constant exchange of high-level visits, during which the two countries have signed 17 more agreements on cooperation across the fields.By Thien Minh