President Tran Dai Quang leaves Moscow for Saint Petersburg

President Tran Dai Quang (R) and Governor of Kaluga Oblast Anatoly Artamonov (Source: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang left Moscow
for Saint Petersburg city on June 30, continuing activities within the
framework of his official visit to Russia.

Earlier, President Quang hosted a reception for Governor of
Kaluga Oblast Anatoly Artamonov, in which he thanked the regional authorities
for providing support for Vietnamese firms over the past years, thus helping lift
two-way trade to 10 billion USD by 2020.

Artamonov, for his part, said Russian people are interested
in the leader’s visit because Vietnam and Russia are comprehensive strategic

He informed the President about the oblast’s economic development
strengths and cooperation between the oblast and enterprises, including
Vietnam’s TH Truemilk.

The governor said Kaluga wants to form a twinning
relationship with a Vietnamese locality and become a trustworthy partner of

During a reception for leaders of the International Bank for
Economic Cooperation, President Quang thanked the banks for its assistance to
Vietnamese companies which have been operating in Russia.

He noted that the central banks of the two countries will
offer support to Vietnamese and Russian firms in each territory, contributing
to fostering bilateral economic, trade and investment ties.

In the morning of the same day, the President visited
Zarubezhneft, one of the largest oil and gas groups in Russia.

He wished that cooperative ties between the Vietnam National
Oil and Gas Group and Zarubezhneft, which started in 1981 with the establishment
of Vietsovpetro joint venture, will further thrive.-VNA

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