President Tran Dai Quang begins official visit to Russia

President Tran Dai Quang and his wife on Wednesday began a 4-day visit to Russia.

The Russian State's highest level welcoming ceremony was held for President Tran Dai Quang, his wife, and the Vietnamese delegation at Vnukovo international airport late Wednesday. The ceremony was attended by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstantin Vnukov, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Nguyen Thanh Son, and representatives of Vietnamese community in Russia.

In interviews with Russia's leading news agencies TASS and Sputnik ahead of his visit, President Quang said the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia are strong and getting stronger.

During this visit, President Quang and President Vladimir Putin will discuss past cooperation and specify directions and measures to boost cooperation and implement the Vietnam-Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade Agreement.

Mr. Quang said Vietnam will work to connect the EAEU with the ASEAN community, a unified market of 600 million people with a GDP of 2.5 trillion USD.

Source: VOV5