Prime Minister begins official visit to Norway

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Oslo last night (local time), starting his official visit to the Scandinavian country.

The trip, the first of its kind by a Vietnamese PM to Norway since 1999, takes place as the two nations are about to celebrate 59 years of diplomatic relations.

PM Phuc will hold talks and meet a number of Norwegian leaders and attend the Vietnam-Norway business forum.

Earlier, Mr. Phuc paid a four-day official visit to Russia, during which he held talks with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, and witnessed the signing of 14 cooperation pacts in economy, trade, environmental protection, renewable energy, culture, and tourism, among others. The Vietnamese government leader also met President Vladimir Putin and Russia's top legislators.

Source: VOV5