A delegation from the India-Vietnam Solidarity Committee in West Bengan state led by its President Geetesh Sharma is paying a working visit to Vietnam from December 4-14 to discuss measures to further mutual understanding between the two peoples.

On December 10, the delegation was received by Nguyen Hoanh Son, member of the Vietnam-India Friendship Association’s Standing Board, who spoke highly of the activities the Indian committee has conducted over the past time to promote mutual understanding and bilateral cooperation.

Son expressed hope that Geetesh Sharma, in his position as the committee’s head, will continue his efforts to deepen the two countries’ relations.

According to Sharma, the committee was established in January 1972 with 200 members, mainly journalists, writers and voluntary social activists.

Over the past four decades, it has actively organised a wide range of activities, including seminars and meetings, to foster the bilateral ties. It has also published several books on the Vietnamese land and people, particularly late President Ho Chi Minh, and the two countries’ relations.

During its stay in Vietnam, the delegation is scheduled to meet leaders of the Party, State and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, as well as visit the University of Social Sciences and Humanities.-VNA