External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Hanoi on Sunday as part of her four-day visit to Vietnam and Cambodia, which aims at deepening India’s strategic cooperation with the two key nations in the ASEAN region.
India’s ties are on an upswing with the two major countries in the powerful ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) grouping.India has been particularly scaling up its cooperation with Vietnam in areas of maritime security and energy.
“Hon’ble External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj arrives in Hanoi on a three day visit to Vietnam (26-28 August 2018),” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Ravish Kumar tweeted.
In Vietnam, Swaraj will co-chair the 16th meeting of the Joint Commission, along with the country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.