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.
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.
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.