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New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday leaves for a four-day state visit to Vietnam during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of that country and also visit sites of cultural and historical significance.

Mukherjee will meet his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang, general secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and the chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung in capital Hanoi.

He will also travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Mukherjee will be received with full protocol ceremonies. A number of agreements are expected to be inked during the visit.

Vice President Hamid Ansari visited Vietnam in 2013, while External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was in Hanoi in August to lay the groundwork for the president’s visit.

General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited India in 2013. (IANS)

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