Vietnam, Russia enjoy dynamic comprehensive partnership

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich agreed that the Vietnam-Russia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership has experienced dynamic development since it was formed in 2012.

In Wednesday's meeting in Moscow, the two leaders also agreed that the two countries should closely coordinate in implementing the Vietnam-EAEU free trade agreement to increase bilateral trade value to 10 billion USD by 2020.

Both Deputy PMs said their government will create favourable conditions for enterprises to invest in energy, railways, machinery, light industry, and agriculture.

They underlined the need to exploit potentials and increase cooperation in defence-security, science-technology, education-training, culture-tourism, labor, and cooperation between localities.

At a meeting between Deputy PM Minh and First Vice Chairman of the Russian State Duma Ivan Melnikov on the same day, the two sides said they hope the two legislative bodies will increase collaboration in implementing international treaties to which both are signatories, including the FTA between Vietnam and the Euroasian Economic Union and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The two leaders lauded the relationship between the Communist Party of Vietnam and the Communist Party of Russia, adding that the two parties will continue their close coordination to promote bilateral ties.

The same day, Deputy PM Minh visited Vietnam's Embassy in Russia where he encouraged the embassy's officials and staff to effectively implement the external policies of the Party and State.

Source: VOV5