Leaders welcome Russian Prime Minister

14:12 | 08/11/2012
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is greeted by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung on three separate occasions in Hanoi on November 7.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is greeted by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong

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Meeting with the Russian leader, who is also President of the United Russia Party, General Secretary Trong spoke of the visit’s significance and valued strategic partnership existed between the two countries.

He said he is pleased with Russia’s achievements in national modernisation and international integration, expressing his belief that the country will continue developing steadily, and make remarkable contributions to peace, stability and development in the Asia-Pacific region and on the world stage.

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the United Russia Party will continue to co-operate with each other, strengthening the traditional friendship and strategic partnership between the two countries, General Secretary Trong continued.

Medvedev spoke positively of Vietnam’s achievements under the leadership of the CPV. Vietnam is considered a leading partner of Russia in South East Asia, he said, expressing determination to strengthen the two countries’ bond.

He wishes the Vietnamese State and people to develop socially and economically, improving living standards and the country’s position in regional and international arenas.

Receiving the Russian guest, President Sang affirmed that Vietnam attaches special importance to relations with Russia, its leading strategic partner.

He expressed his belief that Medvedev’s visit will strongly boost the comprehensive co-operation between the two countries in such key areas as trade, energy, oil and gas, nuclear power, military technology, education and training.

He suggested the two Governments focus on realising the reached agreements in order to develop bilateral ties in an intensive and effective manner.

For his part, Medvedev thanked the warm welcome given to him by the Vietnamese State and people and stressed that Vietnam always holds an important position in Russia’s foreign policy.

At his meeting with the Russian leader, National Assembly Chairman Hung affirmed that the Vietnamese State and people will make tireless efforts to consolidate and develop the co-operation with Russia.

He described the visit as an important political event aimed at realising high-level agreements and drawing specific measures to boost their strategic partnership established in July 2012.

NA Chairman Hung stressed that the Vietnamese Party, State, National Assembly and Government are grateful to the support and assistance given by the Russian people in their struggle for national independence, and national construction and development in the future.

Delegation and parliamentarian friendship exchanges and mutual support at multilateral parliaments have aided cooperation between the two countries, NA Chairman Hung added.

Medvedev expressed his hope for Vietnamese and Russian legislatures to forge closer working relationships to speed up co-operative programmes and projects between the two countries.

At a Vietnam-Russia business round-table meeting held in Hanoi today, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai suggested that Vietnam and Russia strengthen economic and investment co-operation in an effort to raise their two-way trade to US$7 billion by 2015.

Negotiations for the establishment of a Free Trade Area between Vietnam and the Russia-Kazakhstan-Belarus customs alliance are needed in order to facilitate the import and export of goods between the two countries, he said.

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