HANOI: India is committed to building its cooperative relationship with Vietnam in diverse fields, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday, pointing that agricultural growth has been a key driver in the remarkable progress achieved by the South East Asian country.
In his first engagement after arriving here on a four-day visit, Naidu addressed the Indian community in the country, highlighting their role and importance in promoting cultural understanding and harmony between India and Vietnam.
Describing the ties between India and Vietnam as civilisational and historic, the Vice President said, “Our partnership has stood the test of time. More than 2000 years ago, Indian monks and traders brought with them the message of peace and compassion of Lord Buddha to Vietnam.”
Naidu said that successive generations of leaders from Ho Chi Minh and Mahatma Gandhi to the current leaders have built upon this trust and goodwill. (AGENCIES)