Hanoi: On Saturday, after wrapping up his two days visit to Vietnam with signing of 12 agreements, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Vietnam to attend the G20 summit in China.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson – Vikas Swarup tweeted that A packed day of diplomacy in Vietnam ends as PM for Hangzhou to attend G20 Summit.
PM Modi’s 2-nation tour saw India extending a US $ 500 million line of credit to Vietnam to strengthen defence cooperation, amid China’s claims on the disputed South China Sea.
Bilateral ties were also upgraded to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership besides inking of 12 agreements including in trade, sharing white shipping information, and defence. Currently, Vietnam has Comprehensive Strategic Partnership only with China and Russia.
PM Modi said that I thank the government of Vietnam and the people of Vietnam for the very good hospitality during my visit. In another tweet, he said that Thank you Vietnam, I will remember this visit as a productive and memorable one, that laid the ground for even better India-Vietnam ties.
During the visit, the final engagement of PM Modi was a call on General Secretary of the Communist Party – Nguyen Phu Trong.
The two-days G20 summit begins tomorrow in Hangzhou – picturesque city of China. In the G20 summit PM Modi join President of China Xi Jinping, President of USA Barack Obama along with other top world leaders to discuss global efforts needed to boost trade and economic growth.