Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday arrived in Vietnam on the primary leg of his two-nation journey to Southeast Asia. The minister took to X, previously Twitter, and shared the replace on his arrival in Vietnam. He visited the historic Tran Quoc Pagoda, which was constructed within the sixth century, and is the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, reported PTI. Jaishankar was welcomed by his Vietnamese counterpart Bui Thanh Son on the famend temple.
“Arrived in Vietnam at the moment. Thanks @FMBuiThanhSon for the nice and cozy private welcome on the famend Tran Quoc pagoda. Wanting ahead to co-chairing the 18th Joint Fee Assembly tomorrow,” Jaishankar mentioned within the publish on X.
He additionally shared some images of his go to on X and mentioned, “Visited the historic Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi. The age-old hyperlinks between India and Vietnam are symbolised by the Bodhi tree right here. Was gifted by President Rajendra Prasad in 1959 to President Ho Chi Minh.”
Visited the historic Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi.
The age-old hyperlinks between India and Vietnam are symbolized by the Bodhi tree right here. Was gifted by President Rajendra Prasad in 1959 to President Ho Chi Minh. pic.twitter.com/u04ND1Isrh
—Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) October 15, 2023
In response to the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA), Jaishankar is on a six-day journey to southeast Asia throughout which he’s visiting Vietnam and from right here, will go to go to Singapore from October 19 to twenty. The go to is geared toward shoring up bilateral cooperation in various areas with these two strategically positioned Southeast Asian nations.
“India and Vietnam share a strong complete strategic partnership. Vietnam is a key member of our Act East Coverage. The exterior affairs minister’s go to will present a chance to evaluation progress in a number of areas and focus on methods to additional improve bilateral cooperation,” the MEA mentioned on Saturday.
He can even co-chair the 18th assembly of the India-Vietnam Joint Fee on financial, commerce and scientific and technological cooperation together with his Vietnamese counterpart, Bui Thanh Son, the assertion mentioned.
“The exterior affairs minister will go to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Metropolis and is predicted to carry talks with the Vietnamese management,” the MEA additional mentioned, including that Jaishankar can even meet members of the Indian neighborhood and unveil a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis.