17th meeting of India-Vietnam Joint conference

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India-Vietnam 17th Joint Commission through video. In this meeting both countries discuss Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation.

External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh co-chaired this video conference. In this meeting, both countries reviewed developments in India-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. They can also discuss the future trajectory. And their wide-ranging engagement. India and Vietnam agreed to the economic and defence engagement between the two countries. Also the cooperation in emerging areas – civil nuclear energy, space, marine sciences and new technologies.

This meeting also focused on international issues of mutual interest, especially the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Jaishankar spotted Prime Minister’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.

India invited Vietnam for taking advantage of India’s new economic capacities and demands. The Minister reaffirmed India’s development and capacity building assistance to Vietnam – Quick Impact Projects, ITEC and e-ITEC initiatives, PhD fellowships, as well as projects in water resource management in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, SDGs, digital connectivity and heritage conservation.

Two MoUs were signed in a video conference: 
Bothe countries agreed to coordinate closely at multilateral forums, including at the UN Security Council. India and Vietnam will serve concurrently as non-permanent members in 2021. They also agreed to cooperate on ASEAN framework.

Reference Used : Air News

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