|Indian officials, staff of the Vietnamese Embassy and Vietnamese students in India welcome Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong at Palam Airport in New Delhi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung
NEW DELHI (VNS) — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong arrived at Palam Airport in New Delhi yesterday, beginning his four-day State visit to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Upon arriving, Trong visited the Vietnamese Embassy and met with overseas Vietnamese people in India.
The General Secretary's visit aims to deepen the relationship between Viet Nam and India as well as all-round co-operation.
He is due to hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, meet with President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President and Chairman of the Senate Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Speaker of the Lower House Meira Kumar and leaders of the Indian National Congress Party, the National People's Party, the Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
He is scheduled to visit Mumbai city in Maharashtra state and attend the Mumbai business forum.
Viet Nam and India established diplomatic ties in 1972 and elevated their relations to a strategic partnership in 2007. — VNS