The meeting between the Communist Party of Vietnam delegation and Indian Minister of Culture Mahesh Sharma (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation from the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by Nguyen Ngoc Quang, Secretary of the Party Committee of Quang Nam province, is paying a working visit to India from October 16-20 to strengthen partnership between the CPV and Indian political parties.

The visit, part of the Vietnam-India guest of honour programme, is also a chance for the central province to boost economic, cultural, and tourism cooperation with the Indian side.

During the event, Quang paid courtesy calls to General Secretary of the Communist Party of India Sudhakar Reddy, General Secretary of the (Marxist) Communist Party of India Sitaram Yechury, and member of the Politburo of the Indian National Congress Anand Sharma.

He also had meetings with Indian Minister of Culture Mahesh Sharma, and Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh.

During the meetings, the Indian side showed their hope to further strengthen their relationship with the Party and Government of Vietnam, especially in culture and tourism.

They affirmed that the party exchange channel through the guest of honour programme contributes to creating a reliable political foundation for the promotion of economic and trade affiliation, as well as people-to-people contacts and cooperation in other areas, thus expanding the Vietnam-India comprehensive strategic partnership.

During their stay, the Vietnamese delegation visited some cultural and historical relics of India to learn of the nation’s experience in preserving and restoring such sites. –VNA