09:05 | 05/09/2016 Cooperation
Vietnam and India signed 12 co-operation documents on September 3 during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official visit to Vietnam.
Vietnam and India sign a number of co-operation documents on September 3 (Photo: VNA)
They include a framework agreement on co-operation 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 co-operation in UN peace-keeping operations between Vietnam’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 co-operation.
Two other MOUs deal with co-operation in information technology and cyber security. A similar memorandum is on co-operation between the Vietnamese Academy of Social Science and the Indian Council of World Affairs. Another MOU is on co-operation between Vietnam’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 a sustainable IT infrastructure for advanced IT training, and a technical agreement on sharing white shipping information between the Indian Navy and the Vietnam People’s Navy.
Meanwhile, Vietnam’s Border Guard and Larsen &Tourbro Company inked a contract on design, building of boat in India, delivery in Vietnam; material, equipment supply and technology transfer for boat building in Vietnam./.