Prime Minister arrives in Russia, beginning official visit

14:25 | 21/05/2019 Events

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived at Pulkovo 1 airport in Saint Petersburg at 18:45 pm (local time) on May 20, beginning his official visit to Russia at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Dmitri Medvedev.

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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse welcomed at Pulkovo 1 airport - Photo: VNA

The Vietnamese PM and his entourage were welcomed at the airport by the Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstantin Vnukov, the deputy governor of St Petersburg, the Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh and many Russian and Vietnamese officials.

St Petersburg is the first stop during PM Phuc’s trip to Russia. During the stay in the second biggest city of Russia, Phuc is scheduled to meet with leaders of St Petersburg.

The visits are made at the invitation of Russian PM Dmitri Medvedev.

PM Phuc’s visit to Russia from May 20-23 takes place in the context that both nations will organize the Viet Nam Year in Russia and the Russia Year in Viet Nam in 2019 and 2020 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the signing of the treaty on basic principles for the bilateral relations (1994-2019) and the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relations (1950-2020).

The visit is meant that Viet Nam treasures the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia, as well as aims to strengthen the all-round cooperation, especially in economy, trade and investment.