Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan is on a visit to India to activate agreements signed between the two countries’ leaders to boost cooperation in many areas, especially in education and training and science and technology.

On Mar. 26, Deputy PM Nhan and his entourage paid a working visit to Bangalore in Karnataka state.

Meeting with Karnataka Governor H. R. Bhardwaj, Deputy PM Nhan proposed Karnataka become a strategic software partner of Vietnam and said Vietnam could send 30 to 50 students to Karnataka for postgraduate training.

He also asked the state’s information technology enterprises to seek Vietnamese universities as partners to build a Bangalore information technology centre which could attract Vietnamese students and Indian investors.

The Vietnamese Deputy PM requested the Indian state cooperate with Vietnam in cyber security.

For his part, Governor Bhardwaj said that India ’s policy is to boost cooperation with its partners and will try his best to support Bangalore enterprises to invest in Vietnam .

With Vietnam ’s strong potential in human resources, the two sides recognised opportunities to enhance cooperation in this field.

Also on Mar. 23, Deputy PM Nhan visited leading Indian IT group Infosys and the Indian Space Research Centre, to discuss cooperative opportunities with Vietnam.-VNA