At 2-3 (Vietnam local time), President Tran Dai Quang and his wife Nguyen Thị Hien, along with the high-ranking delegation of Vietnam, began a state visit to the Republic of India.
President Tran Dai Quang and his wife welcomed in New Delhi by State Secretary of Defense, Indian Ambassador Parvathaneni Harish and his wife, the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India, The Vietnamese Ambassador to India and his wife, and a large number of officials and staff of the Embassy of Vietnam in India.
Earlier, on the same day, President Tran Dai Quang and his wife, along with the delegation of high-level Vietnam arrived in Gaya, one of city of Bihar, the first stop in the trip State visits to the Republic of India.
On the first stop in Bihar, President Tran Dai Quang received by the Agriculture Minister of Bihar, Narendra singh. President Tran Dai Quang expressed his pleasure to visit Bihar, one of the most sacred sites of Buddhism. The president stated that Vietnam and India have historical and cultural ties. Thousands of years ago, Buddhism was introduced to Vietnam, and it continued to develop and promote the values of the Vietnamese people’s lives to this day. This is also the foundation for deep cultural exchanges and exchanges between the two countries, the foundation of a strong friendship between Vietnam and India. The President expressed his wish that the Bihar government and people would continue to uphold the noble human values of Buddhism and create favorable conditions for Vietnamese citizens, monks and nuns.
Vietnam Agricultural Secretary P.Cu-ma was honored with President Tran Dai Quang and his wife and high-ranking delegation, a visit to Bihar and Bodh Gaya. President Tran Dai Quang expressing Vietnam’s respect for cultural and religious ties between Vietnam and India, stated that the state of Bihar would create the most favorable conditions for ensuring the security and safety of Vietnamese citizens, monks and nuns, Vietnamese Buddhists in Gaya and wish to further promote mental tourism activities. The Minister also expressed his appreciation for the achievements Vietnam has made in the fields in general, and the development of agriculture in particular. With its strength as one of India’s largest producers of agricultural produce, especially rice and corn, Bihar is expected to cooperate with local Vietnamese in this area.
On the same day, President Tran Dai Quang and his wife and Vietnamese delegation paid a visit to Mahabodhi Temple, the first Vietnamese Buddhist temple in Gaya. President Tran Dai Quang highly appreciated the abbot and monks at the pagoda, contributing to propagate the Buddhist values of Vietnam to the Buddha.
On the same day, Madam President Nguyen Thi Hien visited Siddhartha’s School of Love in Gaya. Madam, expressing emotion to the good feelings and efforts of the teacher and the school, the school hopes to continue to be a happy home for the students.