Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng meets with Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev in Ha Noi yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Đức Tám
HÀ NỘI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng hailed the visit to Việt Nam by Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev saying it had helped boost ministerial co-operation and made a practical contribution to promoting ties between the two countries.
The Prime Minister made the remarks at a reception for the Russian interior minister in Hà Nội yesterday. He said the friendship and partnership between Việt Nam and Russia had made remarkable strides in various realms, while mutual trust and understanding had been reinforced.
He added that Việt Nam will always remember Russia’s valuable assistance in the cause of national liberation, reunification, reconstruction and development.
The PM affirmed that Việt Nam will do its best to promote the bilateral strategic partnership and carry out major bilateral projects in economics and investment and trade; energy, oil and gas; science and technology; education and training, and technical military.
The Vietnamese Government supports co-operation activities between Việt Nam’s Ministry of Public Security and Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, especially in human resources training, experience exchanges as well as in preventing terrorism, crime, and ensuring cyber security and safety, he said.
Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev told the host that the two ministries agreed on a number of co-operative activities during their talks in Hà Nội, including the signing of a joint action programme for 2016-2018, focusing on personnel training and professional exchanges.
Russia hopes to increase co-operation with its Vietnamese partner and will support and protect Vietnamese citizens and businesses in Russia, he added.
Ties in combating crime
Also yesterday, while talking with Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Minister of Public Security Trần Đại Quang said Việt Nam and Russia should enhance information and experience sharing in crime fighting and prevention.
Minister Quang said the Russian Internal Affairs Minister’s visit is an important event that will help strengthen bilateral ties in crime control and protection of security and order.
The Vietnamese minister stressed the priorities of ensuring security and safety for each other’s diplomatic missions, entrepreneurs, students and citizens, and co-operating in professional training for law enforcement officers.
Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev appreciated the fruitful co-operation between his ministry and the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security, and wished the Russia-Việt Nam comprehensive strategic partnership in general and the partnership between the two ministries in particular further development in the interest of both nations and for stability in the region and the world as a whole. — VNS