New Delhi, March 14: India attaches high priority to strengthening its engagement with Vietnam both bilaterally and within the framework of the ASEAN and Ho Chi Minh City is a pillar of India’s ‘Look East’ policy, President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday.
Le Thanh Hai, politburo member of the Vietnam Communist Party and secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, called on Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan Thursday.
Le is in India at the invitation of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations’ Distinguished Visitors Programme.
“The two countries relationship is based on mutual trust and convergence of interests and views on global issues. As two dynamic economies of Asia, there is a huge potential,” said Mukherjee.
He said India looked forward to adding more substance and content to strategic partnership, especially in economic, commercial, defence and security, scientific and technical and cultural fields.