3rd India-Vietnam Maritime Security Dialogue

Jun 01: The 3rd India-Vietnam Maritime Security Dialogue was held on 31 May 2023 in New Delhi. The Indian delegation was led by Ms Muanpuii Saiawi, Joint Secretary (Disarmament & International Security Affairs), Ministry of External Affairs and the Vietnamese delegation by Ambassador Trinh Duc Hai, Vice Chairman, National Boundary Commission. The delegations comprised senior officials from the respective Ministries and Services concerned with maritime affairs.

During the dialogue, the two sides conferred on ways to sustain a secure maritime environment conducive to inclusive growth and global well-being. They reviewed ongoing cooperation initiatives in the maritime domain and avenues of reinforcing international and regional mechanisms for comprehensive maritime security.

Both sides vowed to further strengthen their shared efforts and existing frameworks in areas such as marine scientific research, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), maritime connectivity and maritime security, including Navy and Coast Guard cooperation, maritime law enforcement and capacity building.

It was agreed to hold the next round of the Dialogue in Vietnam on a mutually convenient date.

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