|Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan is on a working visit to Russia from September 14-18 at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Olga Golodet.—VNA/VNS Photo
MOSCOW (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan is on a working visit to Russia from September 14-18 at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Olga Golodet.
On Sunday, Deputy PM Nhan met with members of the Russia-Viet Nam Friendship Association (RVFA) and veterans who had assisted Viet Nam during wartime.
He affirmed that the Vietnamese people would always keep in mind the precious help of the Russian people during their past struggle for independence as well as the current national construction and defence.
He hailed the RVFA's significant contributions to the development of bilateral ties, which were recently elevated to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
The Deputy PM said he hoped that the association would continue promoting its role as a bridge linking the two nations.
RVFA President Vladimir Byuanov pledged that the association would make further contributions to the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
During the meeting, the Russian veterans expressed their delight at the current development of Viet Nam and hoped to have more chances to visit the country and meet their Vietnamese comrades.
Earlier the same day, Deputy PM Nhan paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at the square in Moscow named after the Vietnamese founding father. — VNS