To enhance bilateral ties between the two nations, India and Vietnam on 9th
Dec 2016 signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement.
The agreement was signed in New Delhi.
This agreement also marked the visit of President of Vietnam’s National Assembly Nhuyen Thi Kim Ngan. Ngan
is the first woman
the National Assembly of Vietnam
This is the second nuclear pact signed by India within a month.
In Nov 2016, India signed a similar civil nuclear agreement with Japan.
Vietnam is the 14th nation India has signed a civil nuclear deal with.
Aside from the nuclear deal, the two nations signed three more agreement to enhance aviation links, to jointly work in the area of energy efficiency and promotion of parliamentary cooperation.