VUFO President presents a gift to AIPSO Secretary General at the festival. (Photo: VNA)
The seventh Vietnam-India friendship festival took place in Hyderabad in India’s Telangana state on the night of October 27.

A concert by Vietnamese and Indian performers made the night memorable.

The All India Peace & Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO) Secretary General Pallapb Sein Gupta reviewed the past six festivals, saying each offered the countries’ people an opportunity to recall the important milestones in the time-honoured friendship and cooperation founded by late President Ho Chi Minh and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and fostered by generations of leaders and people.

Telangana Finance Minister Etala Rajender lauded the two nations’ relations and expected more cultural events and delegation exchanges to be held to facilitate mutual understanding and stimulate trade.

Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) President Vu Xuan Hong said the occasion could provide participating officials an opportunity to review past bilateral co-operation and discuss ways to elevate ties.

He said the festival was held at a meaningful time, just after 70-year celebration of Vietnam’s August Revolution and National Day and prior to the 65 th founding anniversary of the VUFO.

The VUFO, the Vietnam-India Friendship Association and the AIPSO organised the event.

Earlier, Vietnamese participants met with AIPSO leaders, who reaffirmed love and strong support for the heroic Vietnamese nation.-VNA