HA NOI — The Institute for Indian and South-West Asian Studies (IISAS) made its debut last Saturday on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Viet Nam-India diplomatic ties.
"The institute is expected to open a new chapter in relations between the two countries and the South-West Asian region," said Associate Dr Ngo Xuan Binh, IISAS's director.
On the same day, IISAS, which comes under the Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences, in co-ordination with the Indian embassy in Viet Nam and the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies held a seminar on promoting bilateral relations between Viet Nam and India in the new global context.
Scientists and researchers discussed the future direction of the two countries' strategic partnership in economics, public security, history, culture, social affairs and politics.
They also discussed Indian philosophy, environmental pollution, exclusive economic zones and the effects of the Indian culture on Viet Nam.— VNS