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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 08.12.2012

Mr. Huynh Dam, Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday (December 7, 2012).

The President expressed great admiration for the courage of the people of Vietnam and their tremendous strides in economic and social development. He said the relationship between India and Vietnam is based on mutual trust and convergence of interests and views on global issues. He conveyed that India stands ready to add more content to the strategic partnership in the defence, economic, commercial, scientific, technical and cultural field.

The Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front warmly reciprocated the President's words and described India as a long standing friend and partner of Vietnam who has always stood by Vietnam in its times of need, bilaterally and in international fora. He reiterated the support of Vietnam for India's candidature for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council.

This release issued at 1540 hrs