The Indian press on Oct. 10 gave wide coverage on the Vietnam-India traditional friendship, ahead of the visit to India by Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.

Major, newspapers including the Times of India, the Statesman, Mail Today as well as local press all carried reports about Sang’s visit. They also published an interview of the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency with State President Sang on the strategic partnership between Vietnam and India , the cooperation in oil and gas development and the solutions for trade promotion between the two countries in the future.

The Indian newspapers quoted the Vietnamese President as saying that his visit is to strengthen the friendship between the two peoples and deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries for the mutual benefit of the two countries’ people and for the sake of peace, stability, cooperation and prosperous development in the region and the world./.