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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 22.10.2014

His Excellency Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday (October 28, 2014).

Interacting with the Prime Minister, the President said that he is delighted to welcome him on his second State Visit to India. He is confident that this visit will further consolidate the special relationship shared by India and Vietnam. It will open up new areas of mutual assistance, cooperation and collaboration between the two countries. The President said he is happy the Vietnamese Prime Minister is accompanied by large delegation of business leaders.

The President said he was pleased with his visit to Vietnam last month. He expressed the hope that Mr. Dung’s visit to Holy town of Bodh Gaya and the Mahabodhi Temple was successful and said Buddhism symbolises the shared cultural heritage of the peoples of India and Vietnam.

The Vietnamese Prime Minister warmly reciprocated the President’s sentiments and said Vietnam was keen to work with India in taking the relationship to greater heights.

This release issued at 0935 hrs.