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PM Modi calls on Vietnam President, lays emphasis on India's Act East Policy

Updated: Sep 03, 2016 15:41 IST

Hanoi [Vietnam], Sept. 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace here on Saturday.

"A firm footing for #IndiaVietnam ties. PM @narendramodi calls on President Tran Dai Quang at Presidential Palace," tweeted External Affairs Ministry official spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

Prime Minister Modi lauded the foundation laid for security and defence ties between the two countries and said Vietnam is a priority in India's Act East Policy.

During the meeting, President Quang said that Vietnam fully supports Act East Policy of India and thanked the Indian Government for consistent support to socio-economic development of the country.

He called for frequent high-level exchanges to further strengthen political trust between the two countries and sought further support from India in investment, education, training and science and technology.

Prime Minister Modi earlier met Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, chairperson of the National Assembly of Vietnam.

"Afternoon meetings begin with a call on Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Chairperson of the National Assembly of Vietnam," Swarup said on Twitter.

Modi arrived in Vietnamese capital Hanoi last night in the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister in 15 years. Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had visited the country in 2001. (ANI)