(VOV) - Many scientists and researchers from Vietnam and India gathered at a seminar on promoting bilateral relations between the two countries in the new global context held in Hanoi on January 7.
The event was organized by the Institute for Indian and South-West Asian Studies (IISAS) under the aegis of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) in co-ordination with the Embassy of India in Vietnam and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies.
Research on partnership relations between Vietnam and India in the fields of economics, public security, history, culture, society and politics were discussed at the seminar. In addition to issues related to Indian philosophy, environmental pollution, special economic zones, and the effects of Indian culture on Vietnam were mentioned.
Dr. Vo Khanh Vinh, head of the IISAS, said there has been real progress in the relationship between the two countries in politics, national defence and human resources development.
The bilateral traditional relationship, Eastern oriented policies, India’s advanced science and technology, and Vietnam’s renewal process are all advantageous to further relations between the two countries, noted Associate Professor Dr. Ngo Xuan Binh from the IISAS. The two sides are currently facing difficulties traveling from one country to the other, therefore, the establishment of a direct flight between the two is urgently required to boost tourism and economic exchange.