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Oil, gas important to VN-Russian ties

Update: September, 05/2013 - 09:23
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung  receives visiting CEO of Russia's Gazprom Neft Joint Stock Company, Alexander Dyukov in Ha Noi.— VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS)— In developing the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia, co-operation in the energy sector, especially oil and gas, plays an extremely important role, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung stated.

He expressed his willingness to further develop the business relationship at yesterday's reception for the visiting CEO of Russia's Gazprom Neft Joint Stock Company, Alexander Dyukov.

Dung said the partnership not only brings in economic benefits but also reflects the fine friendship between the two countries and their peoples.

PetroVietnam and Gazprom Neft recently signed a co-operation agreement in oil and gas exploitation and oil refining during Dung's official visit to Russia in May.

The PM expressed his delight at the positive outcomes from the co-operation between the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and Gazprom Neft, affirming that the Vietnamese Government will continue to create conditions for mutually beneficial activities within its energy sector.

For his part, Dyukov, who is also chairperson of the management board for Gazprom Neft, voiced his hope that the Vietnamese Government and relevant agencies will continue facilitating Gazprom Neft's long-term operations in Viet Nam. — VNS

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