President Pratibha Patil in Hanoi

November 26th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI  

Pratibha Patil

Hanoi (Vietnam) Nov 26 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil who is in a visit to Vietnam reached Hanoi, its Capital.
Patil is scheduled to meet Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet and other leaders on Thursday to discuss the ways and means to further strengthen the economic partnership between both countries.
Talking to reporters, she said that she was looking forward to her discussions with President Nguyen and other leaders.
“I intend to discuss with them ways and means to further strengthen our economic partnership, which is a pivotal part of our ”’’strategic partnership””. I am confident that the discussions and deliberations will contribute to ever strengthening ties between India and Vietnam,” she added.
On Tuesday, addressing business leaders at the Vietnam-India Business Forum in Ho Chin Minh city, Patil asked entrepreneurs to seize the opportunity generated by the economic reforms in both countries to boost bilateral trade and create mutually beneficial linkages.
“We would be happy to share our experiences. In many other areas, such as engineering, transportation and power generation, Indian companies can transfer their expertise to Vietnamese. Also, in higher education, research and human resource development, India can be a useful partner,” she added.
Patil has said that the India ASEAN trade in goods agreement will be signed to pave the way for faster growth in trade.
Trade between India and Vietnam is expected to touch two billion dollars by 2010. (ANI)

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