Vietnam Foreign Minister to visit India

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 10, 2013 01:34 hrs

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, Pham Binh Minh is scheduled to visit India from July 10 to 12 for the 15th Meeting of the India-Vietnam Joint Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation (JCM), the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Tuesday.

The Indian and Vietnamese delegations will include officials from a number of Ministries and Departments keeping in view our multifaceted cooperation.

The Indian External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid will co-chair the meeting of the Joint Commission with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam.

The JCM will undertake a comprehensive review of the entire spectrum of India-Vietnam bilateral relations and cooperation on regional and multilateral issues.

The MEA said that the JCM will set agreed targets for future cooperation and review our cooperation and exchanges.

"Key aspects of our strategic partnership include close defence and security ties, growing trade and investment, science and technology and information technology and enhanced capacity building, human resource development and cultural exchanges apart from interactions in regional and international fora," it said.

The Vietnamese Foreign Minister is expected to call on political leaders in here.

He will also deliver an address on ´India-Vietnam Relations and Regional Issues´ at Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), here.

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