Mount Abu Public School, Sector -5, Rohini, New Delhi got an opportunity to be a part of the opening ceremony of Việt Nam Days in India on the occasion of the state visit of the president of Việt Nam, Trần Đại Quang, to India. The event, held at the India International Centre on March 3, witnessed the presence of delegates from the two countries. Trần Đại Quang is in India with the aim of taking the relations between the two nations to a higher level of understanding and to collaborate as well as create opportunities for a prosperous future.
In a joint statement between India and Vietnam issued later, both sides affirmed the long-term and time-tested friendship between the two countries, the foundation of which was laid by the Fathers of the Nations, Mahatma Gandhi and President Hồ Chí Minh and nurtured by successive generations of leaders and people of the two countries. Both sides expressed their satisfaction at the excellent state of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two countries, and commended various commemorative activities held in both countries in the Year of Friendship 2017 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations and 10th anniversary of the Strategic Partnership. President Trần Đại Quang lauded the organising of the “Việt Nam Days in India” on this occasion which concluded successfully the Year of Friendship.
Both sides agreed to intensify cooperation in the fields of culture, tourism and people-to-people exchange, widen and deepen cultural and historical ties by cooperating further in the areas of archaeology, conservation and museums to revive and reconnect the civilisational and historic cultural heritage between the two countries. India highly appreciated Việt Nam’s proposal to establish a Việt Nam Cultural Centre in India.
Both sides agreed on the importance of stronger connectivity between Việt Nam and India as well as between ASEAN and India.