HANOI, Vietnam: An International Conference titled “International Conference on 50 Years of Vietnam-Pakistan Diplomatic Relations” was organized on November 08, 2022 by the Embassy of Pakistan in Hanoi in collaboration with the Vietnam Institute of Indian and Southwest Asian Studies to celebrate the completion of 50 years of diplomatic relations.
The Conference was aimed at re-invigorating the bilateral ties and stirring much needed discussion among the policymakers of Vietnam and Pakistan regarding the bilateral relationship.
The Chief Guest of the Conference was the Assistant Minister/Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam Le Thi Thu Hang.
During her welcome remarks, the Ambassador of Pakistan to Vietnam Samina Mehtab overviewed the current status of the bilateral relations and looked forward to the discussion during the conference.
A Cake Cutting Ceremony was also held during the Conference.
The Conference was attended by more than 100 delegates from various departments of both Countries, members of diplomatic corps, scholars, and businesspersons.
It was held in hybrid format and several participants joined via zoom.
The Conference comprised of four sessions covering all major spheres of bilateral interaction including political relations, trade, investment, tourism, and information technology.
Around 20 research scholars and representatives of relevant departments from Pakistan and Vietnam shed light on the bilateral ties.
During the Conference, speakers from both sides had an extensive discussion on 50 years of bilateral relationship and proposed strategies to strengthen the relationship.