India and Vietnam recently held their foreign ministers' meet and the 17th India-Vietnam Joint Commission Meeting

The External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on September 2 expressed confidence over the growing relationship of India and Vietnam as he greeted the people of Vietnam on the 75th National Day.

EAM S Jaishankar hoped that the ties between the countries would grow from strength to strength and expressed confidence in the growing Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and Vietnam.

On his twitter handle, he wrote, “On 75th National Day of Vietnam, felicitations to my colleague Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of Vietnam and the Government and people of Vietnam. Confident that our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership will grow from strength to strength.”

The relationship between India and Vietnam is on rise. In fact, last week, the foreign affairs ministers of both countries held the 17th India-Vietnam, Joint Commission Meeting in which both sides discussed and reviewed the future recent developments as well as discussed ways that could be taken to enhance the ongoing partnership between the two nations.

EAM S Jaishankar and Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh signed various MoUs as well as Quick Impact Projects (QIPs).

“Concluded the 17th India-Vietnam Joint Commission Meeting. Thank Deputy PM and FM @FMPhamBinhMinh for co-chairing. Our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership keeps growing. Ensures peace, security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific” EAM S Jaishankar wrote on twitter.

Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also tweeted about the same saying both the countries look forward to VietNamIndia50 in 2022.

He wrote, “I co-chaired the 17th Meeting of Vietnam India Joint Commission today. With FM @DrSJaishankar. We worked on new measures & orientations for the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, looking forward to the #VietNamIndia50 in 2022.”

The Ministry of External Affairs later released the press release on the meeting which saw both ministers discussing the implementation of 12 QIPs which included seven in water resource management in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Region and five on construction of educational infrastructure in Vietnam.

Both sides also signed MoUs between Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSIFS), New Delhi and Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Hanoi and an MoU between National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi and Scientific Research Institute of Sea and Islands in Hanoi.

The press release also said that the sides discussed issues ranging from civil nuclear energy, space, marine sciences to new technologies. Mutual ways to tackle COVID-19 was also discussed.