India Vietnam Sign 12 Agreements

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an Official Visit to Vietnam from 02 – 03 September 2016.

Both sides agreed to increase the exchange of high-level and other visits, step up relations between political parties and legislative institutions of both sides, establish relations between provincial/state governments on both sides, uphold established bilateral cooperation mechanisms, and effectively implement the agreements signed between two countries.

The following Agreements were signed in the presence of the two Prime Ministers:

(i) Framework Agreement on Cooperation in the Exploration and Uses of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes;
(ii) Protocol for Amending the Agreement on Avoiding Double Taxation;
(iii) Program of Cooperation in UN Peacekeeping Matters;
(iv) Protocol between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam and the Ministry of External Affairs of India on Celebrating 2017 as the “Year of Friendship”;
(v) MOU on Health Cooperation;
(vi) MOU on Cooperation in Information Technology;
(vii) MOU on Cooperation between the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the Indian Council of World Affairs;
(viii) MOU on cooperation in Cyber Security;
(ix) MOU between the Bureau of Indian Standards and Directorate for Standard, Metrology and Quality for Cooperation in the Fields of Standardization and Conformity Assessment;
(x) MOU on Establishment of the Centre of Excellence in Software Development and Training;
(xi) Technical Agreement on Sharing of White Shipping Information;
(xii) Contract for Offshore High-speed Patrol Boats;.