HCMC – Madan Mohan Sethi, Indian consul general in HCMC, said India has strived for stronger cooperation with Vietnam as the two countries enjoy a long-lasting partnership based on mutual trust and respect.
The two nations have a deeply rooted friendship, as seen during a recent meeting between the prime ministers of both countries at the 49th Expanded G7 Summit in Hiroshima, Japan, according to Sethi during a press conference held yesterday, May 30, in HCMC.
He added that the two countries could enhance the bond amid global economic challenges.
Last year, the Indian Consulate General worked with 29 provinces and cities in Vietnam, ranging from Binh Dinh to Ca Mau. The effort was aimed at exploring opportunities to expand trade, cultural, education and tourism cooperation between the two countries.
The consulate also organized 20 trade events in 2022, attracting more than 600 Indian companies to HCMC and the provinces of Khanh Hoa, Binh Duong and Dong Nai.
More than 140,000 Indians visited Vietnam during the period, while 34,000 Vietnamese travelers went to India.
As for cultural connection, multiple events were held across Vietnam to promote Indian art, traditional festivals and cuisine, including the Namaste Festival and the International Day of Yoga.
The consulate has planned to hold activities in education and healthcare cooperation with local counterparts in HCMC and the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.