12:35 pm: PM Modi invites all to visit India.

12:34 pm: Lord Buddha teaches us the path of peace, says PM Modi.

12:33 pm: World should walk on path of peace that brings happiness & prosperity; while war only brings transient greatness: PM.

12:30 pm: Our relationship spans 2000 years. Some people came here with objective of war. We came here with a message of peace which has endured: PM Modi.


12:29 pm: Fortunate to make a trip to the Pagoda after 1st Indian President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad came here in 1959: PM Modi at Quan Su Pagoda in Hanoi.

12:25pm: Dr. Rajendra Prasad came here in 1959, and after him its now that I have got the honor to come here: PM Narendra Modi.

12:22 pm: Lord Buddha teaches us the path of peace: PM Narendra Modi at the Quan Su Pagoda.


12:20 pm: PM Narendra Modi visits Quan Su Pagoda, interacts with monks.


The agreements were signed by officials of the two sides in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

"12 for togetherness! India & Vietnam sign a dozen agreements for further strengthening the Strategic Partnership," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.


Vietnam has shown a keen interest in air and defense production. India's L&T will build offshore high speed patrol boats for Vietnamese Coast Guards, while an agreement was signed on programme of cooperation in UN peacekeeping matters.

Indian Navy and Vietnam Navy will cooperate in sharing of white shipping information. The pacts included agreement on exploration and uses of outerspace for peaceful purposes, agreement on avoidance of double taxation, health cooperation, IT cooperation, cyber security and agreement on contract and design, building of boat in India, equipment supply and technology transfer.

Also Read: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc

In addition, MoU between Vietnamese Academy of Social Science and Indian Council of World Affairs, MoU between BIS and STAMEQ for mutual recognition of standards, agreement on setting up of sustainable IT Infra for advanced IT training and protocol between Vietnam and India on celebrating 2017 as 'The Year Of Friendship' were also signed.


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