Indian Society for Cultural Cooperation and Friendship delegation takes a picture with leaders of the Vietnam-India Friendship Association (Source: http://baoquocte.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The people-to-people diplomatic activities, especially the Vietnam-India friendship festival, have helped bolster friendship between Vietnam and India, said Vice President of the Vietnam-India Friendship Association Ha Minh Hue.

Hue was hosting a delegation from the Indian Society for Cultural Cooperation and Friendship led by its Vice President Pujari Gobardhan in Hanoi on January 25.

He held that the promotion of the Vietnam-India to comprehensive strategic partnership has facilitated the friendship, cooperation and people-to-people diplomatic activities between the two sides.

The Vietnam-India Friendship Association has paid much attention to expand friendship and collaboration with India, while maintaining sound relations with the Indian Embassy in Vietnam, and coordinate with the Indian side in organising people-to-people diplomatic activities, thus strengthening friendship and mutual understanding between the two peoples, he said.

For his part, Pujari Gorbardhan pledged that his organisation will continue assisting Vietnam during its national construction and defence, showing his belief that the Vietnam-India friendship will continue to thrive.

Within the framework of the Indian delegation from January 24-27, they will visit Ninh Binh and Quang Ninh provinces to work with the Vietnam-India Friendship Associations of the localities on expanding exchanges and cooperation between the two sides.-VNA