New Delhi: Describing Vietnam as an essential companion in India’s Indo-Pacific imaginative and prescient, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday stated cooperation between the 2 nations can contribute to sustaining peace and stability within the area.
At a digital summit with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Modi stated India appears at its ties with Vietnam with a long-term and strategic perspective.
“Vietnam is an important pillar of India’s Act East policy,” Modi stated in his opening remarks, including the scope of the excellent strategic partnership between the 2 nations has expanded considerably.
“Peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region is our common aim. Our cooperation can make an important contribution in maintaining peace and stability in the region,” stated Modi.
He additionally complimented Vietnam for the way in which the nation dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.
India and Vietnam upgraded their relationship to a complete strategic partnership in 2016 and defence cooperation has been one of the vital vital components within the fast-expanding bilateral ties.
Each nations have stakes within the Indo-Pacific and are aiming to discover the potential for additional cooperation within the area.
On the East Asia Summit in Bangkok final 12 months, Prime Minister Modi proposed organising of the Indo-Pacific Ocean’s Initiative (IPOI) to preserve and sustainably use the maritime area and to make significant efforts to create a secure and safe maritime area.
The 10-nation ASEAN has mirrored its imaginative and prescient for the area in a doc titled ‘ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP)’.
(With PTI Inputs)