New Delhi [India]NEW DELHI, May 31 (Xinhua) — Indian and Vietnamese officials held the third maritime security dialogue in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The two sides discussed how to maintain a safe maritime environment and support inclusive growth in both countries.
“The 3rd India-Vietnam Maritime Security Dialogue was held in New Delhi today. Senior officials from the respective ministries and services responsible for maritime affairs participated in the dialogue,” Arindam Bagchi, the official foreign ministry spokesman, tweeted on Wednesday.
The two sides discussed how to maintain a safe maritime environment conducive to inclusive growth.
“Maritime cooperation initiatives and avenues to strengthen international and regional integrated maritime security regimes were also reviewed,” Bagchi added.
Notably, the second India-Vietnam Maritime Security Dialogue will be held virtually in April 2021, following the first round in Hanoi in March 2019.
“India and Vietnam held their second Maritime Security Dialogue virtually on April 6, 2021. The consultation included exchanges on developments in the maritime security arena, regional cooperation activities, and opportunities for cooperation between the two countries,” MEA said in a statement. said in a statement. statement.
India and Vietnam have always maintained warm and friendly relations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Thanh at the recent G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan.
The two leaders discussed various aspects of the partnership between the two countries, including in defense.
“Prime Minister @narendramodi and Pham Minh Chinh met in Hiroshima. They discussed different aspects of Indo-Vietnamese friendship, especially in the fields of energy, technology, business and defense,” the prime minister’s office tweeted. (Arnie)
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