A delegation from the Nhan dan (People) newspaper, the organ of the Communist Party of Vietnam, paid a working visit to India from July 3–11 at the invitation of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

The delegation was led by Editor-in-Chief Thuan Huu, who is a member of the Party Central Committee and Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists Association.

In a working session with Indian Minister of State V.K. Singh and officials from the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, the two sides informed each other on their respective country’s current political context, highlighting the sound development of friendship and bilateral cooperation.

They noted that collaboration on the press, information and communications was not yet on par with their strategic partnership.

Minister of State V.K. Singh spoke highly of the accomplishments Vietnam achieved during its nation building, adding that the delegation’s visit would help promote the alliance and affiliation between the two countries.

Congratulating India on its recent achievements, Thuan Huu stressed that Vietnam appreciated the South Asian nation’s assistance during its struggle for national liberation in the past as well as during today’s development process. He expressed his firm belief that their traditional friendship and strategic partnership would continuously flourish.

During their visit, the Vietnamese delegation also met with officials of the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, as well as representatives of the Confederation of Indian Industry, and the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation.

It also held working sessions with representatives of major local media outlets, including Doordarshan Television, NDTV Television, PTI News Agency, the “New Age” newspaper – the Communist Party of India’s media channel and the “People’s Democracy” newspaper – the Marxist Communist Party of India’s media channel.-VNA