Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh engaged in a phone talk with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on July 10, during which the two Government leaders discussed measures to further the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (Photo: VNA)
PM Modi congratulated Vietnam over its achievement in fighting COVID-19 and socio-economic development. He affirmed that India wants to promote ties with Vietnam across the fields from politics, economy, defence-security to cultural exchange.
The two sides agreed to maintain contacts at both high level and other levels in flexible forms such as online or in-person when conditions permit. They also vowed to coordinate to organize activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-India bilateral diplomatic relationship in 2022 (January 7, 1972-2022).
The two leaders affirmed that the two countries will work together and support each other to early drive back the COVID-19 pandemic.
PM Chinh asked India to help Vietnam access vaccine supply as soon and as much as possible, and transfer vaccine production technology for Vietnam. The Indian PM said he is ready to cooperate closely with Vietnam in this regard.
The two PMs also agreed to continue making the best use of consultation and dialogue mechanisms, and expand bilateral cooperation in defence industry and coordination in UN peacekeeping activities. They promised to intensify joint work in responding to both conventional and non-conventional security challenges.
The two leaders agreed to work for the goal of 15 billion USD in annual bilateral trade through promoting trade, cutting technical barriers, and limiting trade protection measures against each other’s exports, especially Vietnam’s farm produce.
PM Chinh called on Indian businesses to invest in Vietnam in such fields as processing and manufacturing, automobile supporting industry, information and communication technology, and renewable energy.
The two sides reached consensus on supporting each other and closer coordinating at regional and international forums, particularly in the UN when both countries are serving as non-permanent members in the UN Security Council this year.
The two PMs affirmed the importance of maintaining peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation, as well as settling disputes peacefully based on international law, especially the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982)./.