President assures ties with Russia’s Republic of Bashkortostan

08:59 | 11/01/2017 Cooperation

President Tran Dai Quang has assured Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan of Russia R.K. Mardanov that the Vietnamese State continually facilitates ties with Russian localities, especially in the fields of trade and investment.

president assures ties with russias republic of bashkortostan
President Tran Dai Quang (R) and Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan of Russia R.Kh. Mardanov (Source: VNA)

During a reception in Hanoi on January 10, the President wished that firms from Russia and Bashkortostan in particular would invest more in Vietnam, noting that the Vietnamese State and concerned agencies stand ready to provide all possible support to foreign enterprises, including those from Bashkortostan, to do long-term business in the country.

As the Republic of Bashkortostan is one of the leading hubs for not only oil and gas, petrochemical refining, mechanical processing and agriculture, but also personnel training in oil and gas exploitation and refining, President Quang suggested both sides consider expanding cooperation in such potential fields based on each side’s strengths and demand.

The Vietnamese State hails the signing of a cooperation agreement and action programme between Bashkortostan and the central province of Ba Ria–Vung Tau, he said.

On the occasion of their meeting, the host thanked the Bashkortostan administration for assisting Vietnamese nationals and students majoring in oil and gas in the country.

Mardanov, for his part, said his visit aims to supplement leaders’ commitments to developing bilateral ties.

He thanked Vietnamese nationals and businesses for contributing to the host country’s economy, and told his host that a number of business representatives accompanied him during the visit to explore opportunities in oil,gas and agriculture.