Modi calls on Vietnam National Assembly Chairperson

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Hanoi, Sep 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called on Vietnam National Assembly Chairperson Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan here.

“Afternoon meetings begin with a call on Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Chairperson of the National Assembly of Vietnam,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Earlier in the day, Modi held delegation-level talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc following which the two sides signed 12 agreements while giving a strong boost to bilateral defence ties.

Modi arrived here on Friday ahead of his visit to China to attend the G-20 Summit to be held on September 4-5.

This is the first bilateral prime ministerial visit from India to Vietnam in 15 years since the visit of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2001.

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