Russia, Vietnam boost diplomatic ties

18:44 | 13/03/2015 Cooperation

Vietnam Ambassador to Russia Nguyen Thanh Son on March 12 discussed with First Vice Chairman of the Russian State Duma Ivan Melnikov and Chairman of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CRF) Genadi Zuganov measures to boost diplomatic ties.

Russia, Vietnam boost diplomatic ties

 Mr Melnikov spoke highly of traditional friendly relations and effective cooperation between the two countries, stressing effective cooperation between their parliaments.

The two countries’ legislative bodies have organised annual exchange visits and shared experience in law-making activities, he said, suggesting that they should further boost coordination to effectively implement cooperative projects, especially in energy, education, science and military fields.

Meanwhile, Mr Zuganov said the agreement on establishment of the Free Trade Area between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) which is expected to be signed this year will help promote bilateral economic, trade and investment cooperation and expand relations between the Communist Party of Vietnam and EEU political parties.

For his part, Ambassador Son stated that the Vietnamese Party and State have always supported the policy on fostering ties with Russia and hoped that bilateral cooperation be more effective to benefit their national construction and development.

He hoped that the CRF will support and create further opportunities for the Vietnamese community to study and work in the country

The State Duma leader said that Russia has listed delegates to the 132 IPU in Vietnam and planned sidelines meetings with Vietnamese National Assembly leaders to share information and experience in legislative work.

Russia is fully prepared to welcome Vietnamese leaders to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War in early May, said the CRF leader.

Source VOV News