Hanoi, Sep 3, 2016: After signing 12 agreements following delegation-level talks on his two-day maiden visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left Vietnam for China to attend the G-20 Summit beginning on September 4-5.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted:
— Anurag Srivastava (@MEAIndia) September 3, 2016
Ahead of his departure, Modi thanked the people and government of Vietnam for their “very good hospitality” during his visit.
Thank you Vietnam. I will remember this visit as a memorable & productive one, that laid the ground for even better India-Vietnam ties: PM
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 3, 2016
On Saturday, Modi held delegation-level talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc following which the two sides signed 12 agreements while giving a strong boost to bilateral defence ties and upgrading the relationship from a Strategic Partnership to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership .
Following a luncheon banquet hosted in his honour by Phuc, Modi visited the Quan Su Pagoda, also known as the Ambassadors’ Pagoda, here. He then called on Vietnam National Assembly Chairperson Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
He also met with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang who voiced his support for India’s Act East Policy.
His last engagement was a call on General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong
Modi arrived in Vietnam on Friday on what was the first bilateral prime ministerial visit from India to Vietnam in 15 years since the visit of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2001.