Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh over the phone and congratulated him on becoming the Prime Minister of the country. Prime Minister Modi, during talks with former Vietnam security official and leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Pham Minh Chinh, expressed confidence that the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries will be further strengthened under his able guidance.
A statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said that the two leaders held phone talks and reviewed the progress of bilateral relations during this time. During the talks, there was an exchange of views on various issues of cooperation between the two countries. According to the PMO, Prime Minister Modi cited the common views of both the countries on an open, inclusive, peaceful, and rules-based Indian Ocean region, saying, 'India-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership should contribute to promoting regional peace, prosperity, and development. can. In this context, Prime Minister Modi also mentioned that India and Vietnam are also members of the United Nations Security Council.
Prime Minister Modi expressed his gratitude for the assistance extended by Vietnam during the second wave of Kovid-19 in India. At the same time, the heads of both countries agreed to continue to discuss and cooperate with each other to combat the epidemic. "The two Prime Ministers reviewed the progress of bilateral relations and exchanged views on various areas of cooperation," the PMO said. The PMO pointed out that the year 2022 would mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and the two leaders agreed to celebrate this important achievement with pomp. Prime Minister Modi also extended an invitation to his Vietnamese counterpart to visit India.