The India-Vietnam Solidarity Committee (IVSC) and the Dialogue Society on Friday held an online ceremony to pay tribute to Geetesh Sharma, President of the IVSC in West Bengal. Sharma, an Indian journalist and a close friend of Vietnam, was an important witness to the history of the relationship between Vietnam and India. Over the past five decades, Sharma had organised many activities to support Vietnam’s struggle for independence in the past as well as its current national construction and development. In her remarks, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations, described Sharma’s passing as a great loss of the two countries’ people. Vietnamese and Indians will stand side by side to promote the fine traditional relationship, solidarity and friendship between the two countries, as well as mutual understanding of their people, for peace, cooperation and sustainable development, she said.