Viet Nam and India: 50 years of diplomatic ties

The year 2022 marks 50 years of diplomatic relations between India and Viet Nam. In the past five decades of cooperation, the two sides have transformed their relationship into a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in many fields with the commitment to take this relation to the next level.
Regarding diplomacy, leaders of the two countries have organized high-level visits to each other’s countries to discuss bilateral relations. For instance, in this year’s April, invited by Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Vuong Dinh Hue, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Om Birla paid an official visit to Viet Nam. Moreover, India is one of the three countries (along with Russia and China) establishing a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with Vietnam.
Lok Sabha Om Birla meets Speaker of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Vuong Dinh Hue in New Delhi on December 16, 2021.
Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue met with Mr. Om Birla during the India official’s visit to Vietnam. (Photo: PIB/IANS)
Defense ties between the two sides have also been tightened since Viet Nam is the main pillar of India’s Act East Policy. Additionally, Vietnam is involved in the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation, a partnership that helps develop relations between India and ASEAN. Furthermore, Vietnam has always supported India’s efforts to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) or enhance relations with the ASEAN.
The Comprehensive Strategic Partnership was signed between the two countries in 2016. Since then, collaborations between both countries have become a prime example of cooperation between developing countries to mitigate the impacts of climate change, maritime security, renewable energy, or cultural promotion.
Source: Economictimes