|President Truong Tan Sang plans to discuss sustainable economic development experiences and measures to boost bilateral co-operation in an intensive and effective manner with Russian leaders. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HANOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang will leave Ha Noi today to attend the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Russian victory in the Great Patriotic War, at President Vladimir Putin's invitation.
President Sang will be accompanied by numerous state officials, including Deputy Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Head of the Presidential Office Dao Viet Trung, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh and General Director of the Vietnam News Agency Nguyen Duc Loi.
During his stay from May 7 to 10, he plans to discuss sustainable economic development experiences and measures to boost bilateral co-operation in an intensive and effective manner with Russian leaders.
Political relations between the nations have been continually consolidated on the basis of mutual trust, as evident from the regular all-level delegation exchanges.
Russia currently ranks 17th among 101 countries and territories investing in Viet Nam, with 106 projects worth nearly US$2 billion, focusing on mining, processing and manufacturing industries. Viet Nam has 19 projects worth $2.47 billion in Russia, mainly in oil and gas and trade sectors.
Since 1991, Viet Nam and Russia have inked more than 100 co-operation documents in various fields, ranging from economics, oil and gas, nuclear energy and education-training, as well as culture-science and military techniques.
The President will also make a state visit to the Czech Republic from May 10 to 13, and pay an official visit to Azerbaijan from May 13 to 15. — VNS