Vietnamese, Russian Presidents hold meeting
08:46 | 11/11/2017

VGP – State President Tran Dai Quang held a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the central city of Da Nang on November 10 on the sidelines of the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

State President Tran Dai Quang (R) meets Russian President Vladimir Putin, Da Nang City, November 10, 2017

State President Quang expressed his thanks to the Russian President for attending the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders Week in Da Nang and the President, Government and people of Russia for their financial assistance to help Viet Nam overcome damage caused by storm Damrey.

Viet Nam gives priorities to strengthening the comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia, State President Quang said, expressing his hope that the two sides will actively implement concrete measures to make the bilateral relations more stable, effective, benefiting the two nations’ people, and contributing to peace, cooperation, and development in the region and the world.

He suggested Russia facilitate Vietnamese enterprises to invest in the Far East region in accordance with the potentials and demands of the two sides.

For his part, Russian President Vladimir Putin affirmed that Viet Nam is always one of the diplomatic priorities of Russia in the Asia-Pacific region.

He suggested Viet Nam create favorable conditions for Russian firms to join cooperation projects in infrastructure, railways, energy, fuel, automobile, use of nuclear for peaceful purposes.

President Putin called for improved cultural and people-to-people exchanges, including teaching and learning Russian language in Viet Nam.

State President Quang called on Russia to increase the sharing of information and experience, provide support for Viet Nam in education-training and equipment to ensure cyber security, hi-tech crime prevention and control, as well as facilitating shipment of Vietnamese aquatic products to the Russian market.

The two sides expressed their pleasure at delegation exchanges at all levels, particularly senior leaders, contributing to consolidating the mutual political trust.

They agreed that the Viet Nam-Eurasia Economic Union Free Trade Agreement (VN-EAEU FTA) has resulted in positive outcomes in trade exchanges between Viet Nam and Russia, and Viet Nam and the Eurasia Economic Union, and pledged to continue working closely together to implement effectively the agreement.

The two leaders also affirmed to continue strengthening cooperation in national defense-security, science-technology, education-training, culture, tourism, labor, and among localities.

During the meeting, the two sides agreed on releasing a joint statement on cooperation in ensuring international information security.

By Hoang Ha

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