PM Modi receives ceremonial welcome in Hanoi, Vietnam; pays homage to national heroes and martyrs

Hanoi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Vietnamese capital Hanoi Hanoi on Friday night, was given a ceremonial welcome in Hanoi, on Saturday morning.

 PM Modi and PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc1 - MEA

Modi, who is the fourth Indian Prime Minister to visit Vietnam during past about 50 years, began his day by paying homage to national heroes and martyrs at their monuments.

“Programmes in Vietnam begin with a wreath laying ceremony at the Monument of National Heroes and Martyrs,” said PMO in a tweet.

Modi will hold bilateral talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc and will also meet President Tran Dai Quang to deepen ties in key areas of defence, security and trade, oil exploration, solar energy and some other sectors.

Besides, Modi will also meet Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, National Assembly Chairperson Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Live updates:

07:47 AM

Visit to Vietnam ‘reinforcement of friendship, solidarity’: PM Modi

Asserting that India and Vietnam share ‘traditionally close relations’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that his visit to Hanoi is a ‘reinforcement of friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation’ between the two leaderships.

In an interview to Vietnam news agency, Prime Minister Modi said his visit is intended to further boost bilateral and multilateral engagement and cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, commerce, culture, human resource development, science and technology, space research, defence and security amid New Delhi and Hanoi.


07:46 AM

PM Modi and PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc meet for a tete-a-tete before formal talks



07:44 AM

PM Modi and PM Phuc feed fish in Uncle Ho’s pond in the Presidential compound


07:29 AM

A tribute to one of the most respected icons of the 20th century…PM @narendramodi at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.



07:29 AM

A visit to a location deeply revered by Vietnamese! PM visits Nha San Bac Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house (Pic- MEA)


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