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New Delhi (VNA) – Books from Vietnam are now available at the “Vietnam Book Corners” which were inaugurated on November 4 at the National Library and Jadavpur University in the eastern city of Kolkata, India’s West Bengal State.

The inauguration of the book corners was the first of a series of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-India diplomatic ties and 10 years of strategic partnership of the two countries.

The corners showcase over 600 book titles in English introducing Vietnam’s history, culture and landscapes as well as achievements in the country’s economic reform and development.

The “Vietnam Book Corner’” will help Indian youth gain better understanding about Vietnamese history and culture, thus fostering strategic partnership of the two countries, especially when Indian government is stepping up its Act East policy, said Professor Suranjan Das at the opening ceremony in Jadavpur University.

At the ceremony in the National Library, Arun Kumar Chakrabory, Executive Chief of the library appreciated support of the Vietnamese Embassy and the India-Vietnam Solidarity Committee in West Bengal state in building the “Vietnam Corner” at the library.

Meanwhile, Geetesh Sharma, President of the India-Vietnam Solidarity Committee, called for stronger ties between the two nations as well as cooperation between Vietnam and Kolkata which is considered the cultural capital of India.

The “Vietnam Book Corner”, which is opened for the first time in a foreign country, aims to bolster cultural exchanges and mutual understanding of the two countries’ people as well as meeting demand of students, said Tran Quang Tuyen, Vietnamese Minister Counsellor to India.

He added that the corners serve as a bridge to strengthen bilateral relations in culture – one of the five pillars of the Vietnam-India strategic partnership.-VNA