Vietnam is willing to open its door to welcome India’s presence in various fields, President Truong Tan Sang told Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj during their meeting in Hanoi on August 25.

President Sang agreed with Swaraj’s suggestion on increasing the exchange of delegations at all levels so as to deepen Vietnam-India relations.

He expressed his belief that bilateral economic, trade and investment can multiply the current level, which has been thriving over the past years.

He suggested both sides foster cooperation in energy, garment, military technology, and defence personnel training.

At the meeting, the Indian minister reiterated that her country always prioritises strengthening ties with Vietnam , particularly in economy and trade.

She said she wishes that the two countries will soon sign memoranda of understanding aimed at boosting their partnership in agriculture, aquaculture and defence.

Regarding Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s upcoming visit to Vietnam, the minister described this as an event of special importance in the bilateral relations, which will affirm Vietnam’s prioritised position in India’s Look East policy.

She proposed that the two sides increase direct connection through the opening of direct flight routes and the promotion of cooperation in infrastructure building.-VNA