Modi calls on Vietnamese President

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Hanoi, Sep 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called on Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang here.

“A firm footing for #IndiaVietnam ties. PM @narendramodi calls on President Tran Dai Quang at Presidential Palace,” External Affairs Minister 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.

Following a luncheon hosted in his honour by Nguyen, Modi visited the Quan Su Pagoda, also known as the Ambassadors’ Pagoda, here.

He then called on Vietnam National Assembly Chairperson Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

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

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



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