Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu undertook an official visit to Vietnam from 9-12 May. During the visit, Vice President Naidu held delegation level talks with Vice President Thinh and held discussions with Prime Minister H.E Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairperson of the National Assembly H.E. Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu urged the world leaders to work together to promote dialogue, harmony and justice based on compassion and wisdom. He said, sustainable society is possible only through sustainable consumption and production given the limited natural resources.
Delivering the keynote address at the 16th UN Day of Vesak in Vietnam, Naidu said, the contemporary global leadership faces a huge challenge in constructing sustainable societies with peace and harmony.
Vice President said, the proponents of ideologies of hate need to be constructively engaged to avoid mindless death and destruction.
He said, Buddha’s message of peace and compassion provides an ideology and effective answer to overcome sectarian and ideology-driven violence all over the world. Naidu said, in today’s turbulent contemporary world, there is a need for an enlightened world leadership and a just and responsive world order.
Vice President also highlighted a strong thread of the Buddhism between India and Vietnam.