Việt Nam, India ink series of cooperation documents

Update: September, 03/2016 - 21:10
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (left) and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi review the Vietnamese guards of honour in Prime Minister Narenda Modi’s official visit to Việt Nam. Việt Nam and India signed 12 co-operation documents today. - VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam and India signed 12 co-operation documents today during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official visit to Việt Nam.

They include a framework agreement on cooperation and uses of outerspace for peaceful purposes, a protocol amending the two Governments’ agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, and a programme of cooperation in UN peace-keeping operations between Việt Nam’s Defence Ministry and India’s Ministry of External Affairs. 

While the two countries’ foreign ministries inked a protocol on celebrating 2017 as “The Year of Friendship”, their ministries of health signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on health cooperation. 

Two other MOUs deal with cooperation in information technology and cyber security. A similar memorandum is on cooperation between the Vietnamese Academy of Social Science and the Indian Council of World Affairs. Another MOU is on cooperation between Việt Nam’s Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality and the Bureau of Indian Standards for mutual recognition of standards. 

The countries also signed an agreement for setting up of a sustainable IT infrastructure for advanced IT training, and a technical agreement on sharing white shipping information between the Indian Navy and the Việt Nam People’s Navy. 

Meanwhile, Việt Nam’s Border Guard and Larsen &Tourbro Company inked a contract on design, building of boat in India, delivery in Việt Nam; material, equipment supply and technology transfer for boat building in Việt Nam. - VNS