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|In a simple ceremony held today at Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ambassador of India to Vietnam presented relief supplies gifted for the victims of flood and landslides in Vietnam|
The relief material is being provided by the National Disaster Management Authority of India to Vietnam’s Central Steering Committee for National Disaster Prevention and Control and was brought to Vietnam by Indian Navy Ship INS Kiltan.
The Deputy Foreign Minister of Vietnam thanked the people and the government of India for this warm gesture and recalled Prime Minister Phuc thanking Prime Minister Modi during their Virtual Summit last month for India’s assistance to Vietnam to recover from the devastating floods in the central provinces.
The relief supplies are symbolic of the warm and friendly ties between India and Vietnam and in line with the long tradition of the two countries standing for each other in times of adversity. In 2020, to support the common fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the government and the people of Vietnam had gifted facemasks to the Indian Red Cross Society.
During the exchange held today, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Vietnam affirmed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will work closely with the Embassy of India to implement the Joint Vision on Peace, Prosperity and People adopted by the leaders during the Virtual Summit on December 21, 2020 to further strengthen the India-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
Both sides will collaborate in wide-ranging areas in 2021 covering sectors such as defence and security, trade and investment, digital economy, new technologies, renewable energy, civil nuclear cooperation, space, capacity building, cultural heritage conservation, water resource management, and development partnership.