Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India attaches great importance to its relationship with Vietnam and that the partnership between the two countries will benefit not only Asia but the entire world.
"Vietnam is a friendly nation with whom we cherish our relationship,” PM Modi posted on his official Facebook page prior to his departure to Vietnam.
"Today evening, I will reach Hanoi in Vietnam, marking the start of a very important visit that will further cement the close bond between India and Vietnam. My government attaches a high priority to our bilateral relations with Vietnam. The India-Vietnam partnership will benefit Asia and the rest of the world," he added.
PM Modi also pointed out that he will try to strengthen people-to-people ties during his vietnem visit.
“We wish to forge a strong economic relationship with Vietnam that can mutually benefit our citizens. Strengthening the people-to-people ties will also be my endeavour during the Vietnam visit,” PM Modi said.
After Vietnam, PM Modi will visit Hangzhou in China to attend G-20 summit.
The summit, to be held from 3-5 September 2016, will by a number of prominent world leaders including US President Barack Obama.
In his facebook post, PM Modi said that he will discuss pressing international priorities and challenges during G-20 summit with leaders from other countries.
“During the G-20 Summit, I will have an opportunity to engage with other world leaders on pressing international priorities and challenges. We will discuss putting the global economy on the track of sustainable steady growth and responding to emerging and entrenched social, security and economic challenges,” PM Modi said.
“India will engage constructively on all the issues before us and work towards finding solutions and taking forward the agenda for a robust, inclusive and sustainable international economic order that uplifts the socio-economic conditions of people across the world, especially those who need it most in developing countries,” he added.