Vietnam treasures partnership with Russia: President

President Tran Dai Quang (R) shakes hands with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (Photo: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang has affirmed Vietnam’s
consistent policy of treasuring the comprehensive strategic partnership with
Russia and prioritising the development of the ties to make it more sustainable
and effective.

At a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on
June 29 as part of his ongoing four-day official visit to Russia, the President
said that Vietnam sees Russia as one ofits top important and reliable partners,
stated the State leader, highlighting political ties between
the two countries as well as the coordination between the Vietnam Communist
Party and the United Russia Party led by PM Medvedev.

He showed his delight to visit Russia for the first time since he took
office in 2016, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of Russia’s October

President Tran Dai Quang and PM Medvedev shared high determination of
lifting the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries to a
new height. They also agreed on measures to promote and deepen bilateral ties.

The Vietnamese President proposed that the two governments foster their
cooperation in effectively implementing the Vietnam-Eurasia Economic Union free
trade agreement, while realising solutions to promote trade to create
favourable conditions for import-export activities between the two countries.

Both sides should support cooperation projects in each territory, especially
those in oil and gas, energy, automobile assemble and production, and cow milk
breeding and milk processing, he suggested.

He also thanked the Russian side for backing theVietnamese community in
Russia, while pledging that Vietnam is willing to assist the organisation of
the Russian Culture Days in Vietnam in 2017.

For his part, the Russian PM expressed his sound sentiments towards
Vietnam, and recalled his memory of the country through his visits.

PM Medvedev noted that bilateral ties have grown in all fields,
especially the economy and trade, showing his hope that the Vietnamese and
Russian governments will continue focusing on bolstering trade, investment. He suggested
that the two sides stay active in seeking more cooperation projects.

Both sides share pleasure at the close coordination between Vietnam and
Russia at multilateral forums, including the APEC. PM Medvedev vowed that
Russia is willing to work with Vietnam to successfully organise the APEC Year

Earlier the same day, President Tran Dai Quang and the Vietnamese delegation
laid flowersat the Ho Chi Minh Statue in Moscow and planted a tree at the Ho
Chi Minh Square.

They laid a wreath at the monument in the Red Square commemorating
unknown martyrs who died between 1941 and 1945.

They also paid floral tribute to the revolutionary leader Vladimir I.
Lenin at his mausoleum and visited his commemoration area by the Kremlin wall.-VNA

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