India and Vietnam signed three pacts, including one on nuclear cooperation, after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang. The two leaders on Saturday discussed ways to enhance cooperation in key areas of defence and trade.
Subjects of cooperation in the field of nuclear energy also came up in the discussion between the two leaders.
Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the Vietnamese president. Their discussions focused on steps to further strengthen country’s comprehensive strategic partnership by expanding cooperation across all sectors, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
Quang was also given a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of President Ramnath Kovind.
“PM @narendramodi welcomes Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang on his first State visit to India at the Hyderabad House ahead of the bilateral talks. India and Vietnam enjoy warm and cordial relationship with common roots in history. #ActEastPolicy,” Kumar tweeted.
(With inputs from PTI)