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Party General Secretary meets with Russian Prime Minister

Released at: 09:37, 06/09/2018

Party General Secretary meets with Russian Prime Minister

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (L) and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (Photo: VNA)

Party Chief paying official visit to Russia from September 5 to 8 at invitation of President Vladimir Putin.

by Long Van

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong met with Russian Prime Minister and Chairman of the United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on September 5, the Vietnam News Agency reports.

Prime Minister Medvedev emphasized that General Secretary Trong’s visit to Russia at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin is a vivid demonstration of the long-standing friendship between the two countries and also an opportunity for the two sides to deepen their comprehensive strategic partnership and take their ties to a new period of development.

General Secretary Trong congratulated Russia for maintaining political stability and economic recovery and ensuring social security despite many difficulties in recent years, and especially its successful hosting of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He affirmed that the Party, State and people of Vietnam consistently attach importance to developing the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia.

The two leaders spoke highly of the quality and dynamism of bilateral cooperation in a wide range of fields, from politics, diplomacy, economics, security and national defense to culture, healthcare, science and technology, education and training, and law and justice, as well as between localities.
 
The two sides agreed to instruct their ministries and sectors to coordinate closely to continue to optimize cooperative mechanisms in key fields, with attention paid to inspecting and supervising the implementation of high-level agreements, government treaties and protocols, commitments between ministries and sectors, and cooperative projects, thus constantly enhancing the quality of the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.

The leaders emphasized that economic cooperation always plays an important role in bilateral ties and agreed to promote stronger development of economic, trade and investment ties on par with political and cultural relations as well as the significant potential of both sides.

They reached consensus on adopting more measures to facilitate the implementation of the Vietnam-Eurasia free trade agreement.

Prime Minister Medvedev affirmed that the Russian Government will work towards the effective implementation of investment projects in each other’s territories, especially those in the fields of energy, oil and gas, transport, telecommunications, and agriculture and fisheries, including seeking a flexible method of payment.

General Secretary Trong thanked Russian agencies for creating favorable conditions for the Vietnamese community in Russia to have a stable life, contributing to the time-honored friendship between the two nations.

Prime Minister Medvedev informed his guest that the Russian Government is drafting a treaty on organized labor and movement of citizens of the two countries, thus facilitating people-to-people exchange and stimulating tourism.

The two sides noted with satisfaction the constant development of the relationship between the CPV and United Russia, thus helping consolidating the foundation of the friendship, cooperation and political trust between the two parties, governments, and people of the two countries.

They agreed to increase the exchange of delegations and mutual consultation through party channels on important issues of mutual concern, thus contributing to the development of the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.

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