Delighted to welcome Vietnam Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, on his second state visit to India, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday he is confident that this visit will further consolidate the special relationship shared by India and Vietnam.
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung was on Tuesday accorded a ceremonial reception in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan and was formally received by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Expressing concern over Parliament approving important legislative business without much debate, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday asked Lok Sabha Speaker to find ways to devote more time for discussions on businesses like passing of Finance Bill.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished the new President of Indonesia — Joko Widodo — on assuming office and said that India wants to further strengthen its close ties with his country.
With the resource-rich Arctic region becoming the focus of heightened attention, President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the two Nordic countries of Norway and Finland last week was a crucial step by India to assert its "willingness to have a strong presence in the Arctic Council and to work closely with" the eight countries of the region.