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Vice President Naidu stresses govt's priority to reach out to Indians abroad

Naidu arrived in Vietnam for a four-day official visit

Hanoi, May 10 (UITV): Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday praised the contribution made by the Indian community worldwide, saying that the diaspora should contribute to the agenda of evolution in India.

"India was moving fast to transform itself into a modern 21st-century inclusive economy. 3D's -- Democracy, Demand and Demographic Dividend was scripting India's story and the Indian diaspora is the fourth D. You should contribute and join in the development agenda back home," Naidu told an assembly of the Indian community here.

He repeated that India will become a USD 5 trillion economy by 2030, adding that the government took steps to make the country one of the most approving investment harbor in the world.

"An ambitious and transformative vision was making India one of the most favourite investment destinations in the world. India has become the fastest growing large economy in the world. We will be a USD 5 trillion economy by 2030," Naidu said.

With full of praises on Vietnam's progress in the agricultural sector, the Vice President said that India has been a honored development partner to contribute to the South-East Asian country's agricultural uprising and food security.

"Agricultural growth has been a central driver in the extraordinary progress achieved by Vietnam. India feels fortunate as a development partner to have contributed to Vietnam's agricultural revolution and food security," Naidu said.

"Partnership between India and Vietnam has stood the test of time. More than 2,000 years ago, Indian monks and traders brought with them a message of peace and compassion of Lord Buddha to Vietnam. consecutive generations of leaders have built upon this trust and goodwill," he added.

Earlier in the day, Naidu arrived in Vietnam for a four-day official visit.

In Hanoi, he was achnowledged by Chu Van Yem, Vice Chairman of Vietnam's Presidential Office, Pham Sanh Chau, the Ambassador of Vietnam to India, P. Harish, the Ambassador of Vietnam to India and others.

During his visit, Naidu will hold meetings with his Vietnamese counterpart Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairperson of National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

The Vice President is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the 16th United Nations Day of Vesak Celebration at Tam Chuc Pagoda in Vietnam's Ha Nam Province on May 12. The event has been based on the theme of "Buddhist Approach to Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Sustainable Societies."

Naidu will also meet Vietnamese recipients of the Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment Camp organised under the 'India for Humanity' enterprise launched to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.