Vietnam and India sign a number of cooperation documents on September 3 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and India signed 12 cooperation documents on September 3 during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official visit to Vietnam.

They include a framework agreement on cooperation and uses of outerspace for peaceful purposes, a protocol amending the two Governments’ agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, and a programme of cooperation in UN peace-keeping operations between Vietnam’s Defence Ministry and India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

While the two countries’ foreign ministries inked a protocol on celebrating 2017 as “The Year of Friendship”, their ministries of health signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on health cooperation.

Two other MOUs deal with cooperation in information technology and cyber security. A similar memorandum is on cooperation between the Vietnamese Academy of Social Science and the Indian Council of World Affairs. Another MOU is on cooperation between Vietnam’s Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality and the Bureau of Indian Standards for mutual recognition of standards.

The countries also signed an agreement for setting up of a sustainable IT infrastructure for advanced IT training, and a technical agreement on sharing white shipping information between the Indian Navy and the Vietnam People’s Navy.

Meanwhile, Vietnam’s Border Guard and Larsen &Tourbro Company inked a contract on design, building of boat in India, delivery in Vietnam; material, equipment supply and technology transfer for boat building in Vietnam.-VNA