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List of documents signed during the State Visit of Prime Minister of Vietnam to India (October 27-28, 2014)

October 28, 2014

List of documents signed during the State Visit of Prime Minister of Vietnam to India (October 27-28, 2014)

Sl. No. Agreement/MoU Signatory Description

Indian

Vietnam

 

1.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of India and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on the Establishment of Nalanda University

Shri Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs

Mr. Pham Quang Vinh, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

Nalanda University, located in Rajgir in Nalanda District of the State of Bihar, is a non-state, non-profit, self-governing international institution which aims to bring together the brightest and the most dedicated students from all countries for the pursuit of intellectual, philosophical, historical and spiritual studies and thus, achieve qualities of tolerance, accommodation and mutual understanding. The MoU has been earlier signed by 10 countries from the EAS and 1 non-EAS country as part of the international support to the University.

2.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of India and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for the Conservation and Restoration of the World Heritage Site of My Son, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

Shri Ravindra Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Culture

Mr. Ho Anh Tuan, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism

The MoU flows from the proposal of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam requesting India’s expertise and assistance in restoration of Group of Temples at the World Heritage Site of My Son, Quang Nam Province of Vietnam and the subsequent ‘Initial Conservation Report and Project Plan’ of Archaeological Survey of India of May 2011. The project, estimated to be around 16 crore rupees, is to be funded by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The project will be implemented by Archaeological Survey of India on behalf of Government of India.

3.

Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of India and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for Establishing the Centre for English Language and Information Technology Training at the Telecommunications University, Ministry of Defense, Vietnam

Shri Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs

Mr. Pham Quang Vinh, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

Under the MoU, the Vietnam-India Centre for English Language and Information Technology Training will be set up at the Telecommunications University, Ministry of Defense of Vietnam. The Centre will provide a permanent venue for teaching English language and information technology for raising the general level of proficiency of trainees in these skills. It shall train and upgrade the skills of English language teachers from schools and training institutions of the armed forces and also prepare students for tests essential for tertiary education. It will strive to develop into a Centre for Excellence while at the same time, collaborate with other Centres of English and IT education set up in Vietnam with the assistance of the Government of India. The Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India shall be entrusted with implementing of the project.

4.

Cultural Exchange Programme for 2015-17 between the Ministry of Culture, Republic of India and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Shri Ravindra Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Culture

Mr. Ho Anh Tuan, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism

 

The Cultural Exchange Programme aims to strengthen cooperation, cultural exchanges between India and Vietnam through organizing art, exhibitions, exchanging cultural and art troops, organizing folklores, art performance activities in both countries. The Programme shall facilitate exchange of records on classical, traditional and folk music and dance, photographs, pictures and publications on performing arts. India and Vietnam shall also endeavour to share information and experience in the field of cultural heritage protection and promotion.

5.

Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation on Broadcasting between Prasar Bharti, Republic of India and the Voice of Vietnam, Socialist Republic of Vietnam for Exchange of Audio-Visual Programmes

Shri F. Sheheryar, Director General, All India Radio

Mr. Nguyen Dang Tien, President, Voice of Vietnam (Minister rank)

 

The MoU aims to increase cooperation in the field of broadcasting through exchange of programmes in the fields of culture, education, science, entertainment, sports and news. India and Vietnam shall also encourage mutual participation by informing each other of significant cultural, economic, political and social events, festivals and competitions taking place in their respective countries.

6.

Heads of Agreement between ONGC Videsh Limited and PetroVietnam

Shri N.K. Verma, Managing Director, ONGC Videsh Limited

Mr. Do Van Khanh, Director, PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation

 

The Heads of Agreement between OVL and PetroVietnam aims to enhance mutual cooperation between India and Vietnam in hydrocarbon sector. The Agreement underlines Vietnamese invitation to OVL to expand it’s presence in Vietnam and further consolidate cooperation in exploration and other areas between the two countries in energy sector.

7.

Memorandum of Understanding between ONGC and PetroVietnam

Shri D.K. Sarraf, Chairman and Managing Director, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

Mr. Do Van Khanh, Director, PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation

 

This MoU signifies strengthening partnership between India and Vietnam in energy sector. India welcomes PetroVietnam’s participation in blocks agreed upon in the MoU. The MoU paves way for future collaboration between the two countries in this area.

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