|Deputy PM and FM Pham Binh Minh receives Russian Deputy FM Igor Morgulov, Ha Noi, June 13, 2017|
Deputy PM, FM Minh made the above statement on June 14 at reception for Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov who came to Viet Nam to attend the 9th Viet Nam-Russia Strategic Dialogue on Diplomacy-Defence-Security and the political consultation at the deputy FM level.
Minh stressed the need for both sides to strengthen the exchange of viewpoints on regional and international issues towards closer collaboration in action, asking Russia to continue accelerating cooperation with ASEAN and contributing actively to the maintenance of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
Discussing bilateral ties, the deputy PM expressed his delight at the finely growing Viet Nam-Russia relations, noting that close coordination between the two countries in the Viet Nam APEC Year 2017 would contribute actively to enhancing the Viet Nam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.
He voiced his wish for closer collaboration between the two Foreign Ministries to promote bilateral ties in all fields.
For his part, Russian Deputy FM Igor Morgulov affirmed that Russia supports and is willing to cooperate with Viet Nam in its APEC Year 2017. He also voiced his hope that the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) and the APEC would develop cooperative ties.
On June 14, Permanent Deputy FM Bui Thanh Son and Deputy FM Igor Morgulov co-chaired the 9th Viet Nam-Russia Strategic Dialogue on Diplomacy-Defence-Security and the Viet Nam-Russia political consultation at the deputy FM level.
In the spirit of openness and trust, the two sides discussed regional and international issues of mutual concern. They agreed that the regional and world situation is transforming deeply, imposing direct impacts on the economic connection process as well as collaboration in handling regional and global issues.