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Vietnam and India agree to boost trade, defense cooperation

Nov 20, 2018 - Associated Press

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnam and India have agreed to boost their trade while expanding their cooperation in defense and security, among other areas.

Speaking to reporters at a joint press briefing in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind said Tuesday that he believes the bilateral trade volume will reach $15 billion by 2020, up from $12.8 billion last year.

"We agreed to encourage our industry to tap into the growing economic opportunities in our own countries ...