|Vietnamese ambassador to India Nguyen Thanh Hai speaks at the forum (Photo: Ngoc Thuy/VNA
At the second Vietnam Forum in New Delhi themed “Enhancing Vietnam-India comprehensive strategic partnership towards 2030”, participants shared the view that there remains huge room for the two countries to develop bilateral cooperation on par with the comprehensive strategic partnership.
Experts said that to make relations more intensive and substantive, aside from bringing into play achievements obtained in the recent past, the Vietnamese and Indian Governments should step up connections in multiple areas.
In terms of politics-diplomacy, both sides should foster delegation exchanges at all levels and cooperation programs between ministries, sectors, and localities, strengthen bilateral cooperation mechanisms, and maintain effective coordination at multilateral forums, they said. Vietnam and India also need to expand and consolidate security and defense ties, including in defense manufacturing and navigation.
Regarding economy and trade, participants stressed the need to make use of every resource to boost investment cooperation agreements, and increase connectivity in maritime and air transport to facilitate economic and trade links.
In addition, the two sides should step up popularizing each other’s culture and tourism, preserve the values of their cultural connectivity, and simplify travel procedures, according to experts.