An Indian media delegation consisting of eight members has paid a visit to Ho Chi Minh as a part of its Southeast Asian tour 2012.
The delegation includes Devirupa Mitra, Special Correspondent of New Indian Express; Bijender Singh, Foreign Affairs Correspondent of Sahara Samay; Ajitha Menon, Bureau Chief Kolkata of ANI; Ashish K. Singh, Principal Correspondent of ABP News; and Manash Pratim Bhuyan, Principal Correspondent of PTI.
The delegation on Sunday joined a cocktail reception with Vietnamese journalists and experts in economics and international relations at the residence of Abhay Thakur, Consul general of India in HCM City.
“The event is a chance for Indian and Vietnamese journalists to get to know each other and exchange information for future cooperation,” said Thakur.
Shalinder Wangu, Senior Reporter of ETV News; Arshi Aggrawal, Associate Producer of Newzstreet Broadcast Services Pvt Ltd; and Anil Suri, Publicity Officer of the External Publicity Division under the Indian Ministry of External Affairs also took part in the event.
“The event is held to boost cooperation between the Vietnamese and Indian media, a part of a full-faceted cooperation strategy raised by the Vietnamese and Indian governments for mutual interests, added Thakur.
They left the city for Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia on Sunday night.
The delegation on Friday met with the HCM City Department of Information and Communications and took a boat cruise to the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang to visit the Southern Horticultural Research Institute (SOFRI).
They visited the Cu Chi Tunnels, a war relic located about 48 kilometers northwest of HCM City, and an Indian-invested cashew processing plant in HCM City’s neighbouring province of Long An on Saturday.