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Friday, April 23rd, 2021

The two Prime Ministers reviewed ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives

New Delhi,

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a Virtual Summit with H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The two Prime Ministers reviewed ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives, and also discussed regional and global issues.  A ‘Joint Vision for Peace, Prosperity and People’ document was adopted during the Summit, to guide the future development of the India-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Both leaders also welcomed the signing of a Plan of Action for period 2021-2023 to implement the Joint Vision.

The leaders affirmed the importance of enhancing bilateral cooperation in all areas of engagement. They agreed to support each other’s national development priorities and work together towards the shared objective of a peaceful, stable, secure, free, open, inclusive and rules-based Indo-Pacific region.

They also reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen cooperation against common global challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic. They agreed to maintain active cooperation for ensuring access to vaccines against the pandemic. Based on strong convergence of views on many global and regional issues, the leaders decided that India and Vietnam would coordinate closely at multilateral forums, including at the UN Security Council, where they will serve concurrently in 2021.

The Prime Ministers agreed to explore new and practical collaborations in the maritime domain based on convergence between India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative and the ASEAN’s Outlook on Indo-Pacific to achieve shared security, prosperity and growth for all in the region.  

The Prime Minister reaffirmed India’s commitment to its development and capacity building partnership with Vietnam, through initiatives such as Quick Impact Projects, ITEC and e-ITEC initiatives, PhD fellowships, as well as projects to support Vietnam’s SDGs, digital connectivity and heritage conservation efforts.

Both Prime Ministers appreciated the successful implementation of the US$ 100 million Defence Line of Credit extended by Government of India to Vietnam, and the completion of seven Development Projects with Indian ‘Grant-in-Aid’ Assistance for the benefit of local community in Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan province.

Prime Minister expressed special satisfaction about the restoration and conservation work of the My Son temple complex in Vietnam, recently carried out by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), and offered to work with Vietnam in other similar projects.


List of Outcomes: India - Vietnam Virtual Summit (December 21, 2020)

S.No Documents Indian side Vietnamese side
1. India-Vietnam Joint Vision for Peace, Prosperity and People.

To guide the future development of India - Vietnam Comprehensive StrategicPartnership,building upon the foundations of deep-rooted historical and cultural bonds, shared values and interests, and mutual strategic trust and understanding between the two countries.


Adopted by Prime Ministers

2. Plan of Action for period 2021-2023 for further implementation of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

To implement the "Joint Vision for Peace, Prosperity and People” through concrete actions proposed to be taken by both sides during 2021-2023.
Dr. S. Jaishankar
External Affairs Minister
Mr. Pham Binh Minh
Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs

Implementing Arrangement on Defence Industry Cooperation between Dept. of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, India and General Dept. of Defence Industry, Ministry of National Defence, Vietnam.

To provide a framework for promoting cooperation between the defence industries of the two countries.

Mr. Surendra Prasad Yadav
Joint Secretary (Naval Systems)
Maj Gen. Luong Thanh Chuong
Vice Chairman

Agreement for US$ 5 million Indian Grant Assistance for Army Software Park at National Telecommunications University, Nha Trang, Vietnam between Embassy of India, Hanoi and Telecommunications University, Ministry of National Defence, Vietnam.

To facilitate setting up of IT infrastructure at the Army Software Park in Telecommunications University, Nha Trang, with provision for training and services in the field of software applications.

Shri Pranay Verma
Ambassador of India to Vietnam
Col. Le Xuan Hung,

Implementing Arrangement between Centre for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, India and Vietnam Dept. of Peacekeeping Operations for Cooperation in United Nation Peacekeeping.

To identify specific activities for development of cooperation in the field of UN Peacekeeping.

Maj. Gen. Anil Kr. Kashid
Additional Director General (IC)
Maj. Gen. Hoang Kim Phung

MOU between India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) and Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (VARANS).

To promote mutual cooperation between the regulatory bodies of the two countries in the fields of radiation protection and nuclear safety.

Shri G. Nageswara Rao
Prof. Nguyen Tuan Khai
Director General

MOU between CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum and Vietnam Petroleum Institute.

To promote cooperation in petroleum research and training.

Dr. Anjan Ray
Mr. Nguyen Anh Duo

MOU between Tata Memorial Centre of India and Vietnam National Cancer Hospital.

To promote exchanges in the areas of training and scientific research, health care services, collaboration in diagnosis and treatment for cancer patients.

Dr. Rajendra A Badwe
Mr. Le Van Quang

MOU between National Solar Federation of India and Vietnam Clean Energy Association.

To promote exchange of knowledge, best practices, information between Indian and Vietnamese solar power industries and to explore new business opportunities to promote solar power in India and Vietnam.

Shri Pranav R. Mehta
Mr. Dao Du Duong

Announcements made:

1. Implementation of the High Speed Guard Boat (HSGB) Manufacturing Project for Vietnam Border Guard Command under the US$ 100 million Defence Line of Credit extended by Government of India to Vietnam; handing over of one completed HSGB to Vietnam; launch of two HSGBs manufactured in India; and keel-laying of seven HSGBs to be manufactured in Vietnam.

2. Completion and handing over of seven Development Projects with Indian ‘Grant-in-Aid’ Assistance of US$ 1.5 million for the benefit of local community in Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan province.

3. Enhancing the number of annual Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) from currently five to ten commencing FY 2021-2022.

4. Three new Development Partnership projects in heritage conservation in Vietnam (F-block of Temple at My Son; Dong Duong Buddhist Monastery in Quang Nam province; and Nhan Cham Tower in Phu Yen province).

5. Launch of bilateral project for preparing an Encyclopedia on India - Vietnam Civilizational and Cultural Relations.




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