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Sushma heads to Vietnam

Posted on Aug 22 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Aug 22 : Continuing the Narendra Modi government's connect with the neighbourhood, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is to visit Vietnam Aug 24-26.

The minister's visit would also pave the way for a high-level visit to Vietnam next month, said external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.

President Pranab Mukherjee is to visit Vietnam mid-September in his first overseas visit under the new government.

During the visit, Sushma Swaraj would meet her counterpart Pham Binh Minh, call on the senior Vietnamese leadership and also inaugurate the Third Roundtable of ASEAN thinktank along with Vietnamese foreign minister.

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