Russia sees Vietnam as a key partner, expecting to boost bilateral relations, Dmitry Medvedev, chairman of the United Russia Party and deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, told meetings with top Vietnamese officials on Monday, as part of his ongoing working visit to Vietnam.
Vietnamese State President Vo Van Thuong, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and Truong Thi Mai, permanent member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat, held receptions for the Russian representative.
Vietnam is one of Russia’s major partners in Asia Pacific, especially in Southeast Asia, Medvedev underlined.
Medvedev affirmed that the United Russia Party always throws its support behind the comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam and stronger cooperation in various fields such as economy, trade, investment, culture, and tourism.
|United Russia Party Chairman Dmitry Medvedev lays a wreath and pays respects to late President Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
State President Thuong said that the top Russian official’s Vietnam visit, which is scheduled to wrap up on Tuesday, plays an important role in expanding cooperation between the two nations and the two parties.
The top Vietnamese official also underscored his country’s foreign policy of peace, independence, self-control, diversification, and multilateralization.
Vietnam always attaches great significance to its comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia, eyeing a deeper traditional friendship with Moscow.
President Thuong also expressed his gratitude to Russia for awarding scholarships to Vietnamese students over the past few years.
The two leaders reached a consensus on enhancing people-to-people exchange and creating more favorable conditions for the two nations’ citizens to live, work, and study in Vietnam and Russia.
Speaking at the meeting with Medvedev, Prime Minister Chinh emphasized that Vietnam highly values the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia.
The prime minister also hoped that Medvedev and the United Russia Party would continue to support the completion of a legal framework to allow Vietnamese citizens to do business and live in Russia for long periods.
On Monday afternoon, Vietnamese Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong held talks with the leader of the United Russia Party, stressing that this is the first time Medvedev has visited Vietnam since he took office in 2012.
The two leaders agreed to join hands to foster the bilateral ties, exchange information on international situations, and share the assessment of international issues.
The Communist Party of Vietnam pays attention to the relations with the political parties in Russia, seeing the relationship with the United Russia Party as a foundation for long-term and sustainable ties between the two nations, he said.
Medvedev’s Vietnam visit is meant to bolster cooperation in regional and international aspects, maintain peace and security, ensure international law, and boost bilateral ties.
|Vietnamese Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong greets United Russia Party Chairman Dmitry Medvedev in Hanoi, May 22, 2023. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
|Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, United Russia Party Chairman Dmitry Medvedev, and representatives at a meeting in Hanoi, May 22, 2023. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
|Truong Thi Mai, permanent member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat, receives United Russia Party Chairman Dmitry Medvedev in Hanoi, May 22, 2023. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
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