The Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies from Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) and India’s Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on promoting bilateral research cooperation.

DAV Director Hoang Anh Tuan and his VIF counterpart Ajit Doval inked the agreement in New Delhi on April 16 in the presence of Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh and Vietnamese Ambassador to India Nguyen Thanh Tan.

Addressing the event, both Tuan and Ajit Doval stressed that the MoU will contribute to fostering bilateral links in research, teaching and workshop arrangement.

Collaboration opportunities will also be sought in the organisation of conferences and seminars, the exchange of information, research materials and programmes, and the implementation of joint research projects, they said.

Deputy FM Vinh hailed the traditional relations between Vietnam and India and said the MoU is the best way to enhance cooperation between the two countries’ research institutes.-VNA