India keen to promote capacity building in Vietnam: President

New Delhi (NVI): Vice President of Vietnam Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, who is on a three-day visit in India, today called on President Ram Nath Kovind who spoke about India’s keenness to promote greater capacity building in Vietnam through its flagship Technical and Economic Cooperation programme.”

The President said India and Vietnam are bound by a rich history of civilizational and cultural links.

Today, India-Vietnam relations are characterized as Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, he noted.

“India is privileged to share a strong development cooperation partnership with Vietnam,” Kovind said.

The President also said that Vietnam is pivotal to India’s Act East Policy and its Indo-Pacific vision.  Vietnam is also an invaluable link in India’s engagement with ASEAN.

He congratulated Vietnam for assuming the Chairmanship of ASEAN as well as for becoming a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.