Minister of External Affairs Dr. S Jaishankar who is on a visit to Vietnam, on Sunday, October 15, unveiled the bust of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore at the International Friendship Park in Bac Ninh province.
“Gurudev’s works are widely known and appreciated throughout Vietnam. Sure that this will enhance the international reputation of Bac Ninh province and further its strong ties with India,” shared EAM Dr. Jaishankar on social media platform X.
Earlier in the day, Dr. Jaishankar visited the historical Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi.
The age-old links between India and Vietnam are symbolized by the Bodhi tree here, he said. It was gifted by President Rajendra Prasad in 1959 to President Ho Chi Minh, he informed.
The External Affairs Minister is in Vietnam to co-chair the 18th Joint Commission Meeting on October 16. He arrived in the country on Sunday, October 15, for his four-day visit and was welcomed by his counterpart Bui Thanh Son, at whose invitation the EAM is in Vietnam.
The EAM is also expected to hold talks with Vietnamese leaders. India and Vietnam share a comprehensive strategic partnership and Vietnam is a key member of India’s Act East Policy. The visit will further the bilateral cooperation between the two nations.
Following the visit to Vietnam, EAM Dr. S Jaishankar will fly to Singapore on an official visit from October 19-20.