These are the crucial agreements signed by India and Vietnam

India and Vietnam have signed three agreements on Saturday, including a pact on nuclear cooperation. The countries have also resolved to work jointly for an open Indo-Pacific while calling for a regional architecture which is based on rules.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang is in Delhi and has held talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Both the leaders have agreed to expand their cooperation in various key factors which includes defence, agriculture and oil and gas. After the talks, Narendra Modi said, “We will jointly work for an open, independent and prosperous Indo-Pacific region where sovereignty and international laws are respected and where differences are resolved through talks”. The three major pacts signed after the talks are cooperation in areas of nuclear energy, trade and agriculture.

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It must be noted that the meeting happened at a time when China’s assertiveness is growing in the area. Both the nations have agreed to collaborate in defence production and explore further opportunities in the transfer of technology. The nations have also reportedly agreed on various sectors including renewable energy, oil and gas exploration, textiles and agriculture.

The President of Vietnam also held talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj which mainly focused on various steps to further strengthen the country’s comprehensive strategic relation by expanding cooperation across all sectors.


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