External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated the 3rd Indian Ocean Conference in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. She also unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in the Chancery building at the Embassy of India in Hanoi. On this occasion, she praised the the role played by Indian community in Vietnam in consolidating cultural connect and strengthening people to people bond between two nations. Organised by Indian Foundation along with the partners from Singapore, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the theme of the conference was ‘Building Regional Architectures’. Earlier, the conference was held in Singapore and Sri Lanka in 2016 and 2017 respectively.