|President of India Ram Nath Kovind. — Photo timesofindia.indiatimes.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — President of India Ram Nath Kovind and his spouse will pay a state-level visit to Việt Nam from November 18 to 20.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the visit will be at the invitation of Party General Secretary, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng.
Việt Nam and India set up their diplomatic ties on January 7, 1972. In 2007, the Việt Nam-India relationship was lifted to strategic partnership level, with a focus on politics-diplomacy, national defence-security, economy-trade, energy, science-technology and culture-education.
Following the visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 2016, both sides upgraded their strategic partnership to a comprehensive strategic partnership to meet demands in the new situation.
In March this year, then President Trần Đại Quang and his spouse paid a State visit to India. The visit helped materialise the contents of the Việt Nam-India comprehensive strategic partnership while strengthening the bilateral relationship. — VNS