|Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Phạm Bình Minh talks with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Phạm Bình Minh and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich agreed that the Việt Nam-Russia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership has experienced dynamic development since it was formed in 2012.
In their meeting on November 23 in Moscow, the two Deputy PMs also agreed that maintaining political trust via regular dialogues and delegation exchanges is an important basis for boosting bilateral cooperation, especially in economy.
The two sides said that they would closely co-ordinate in implementing the Việt Nam-EAEU free trade agreement, which is hoped to increase bilateral trade value to US$10 billion by 2020, as well as accelerating priority co-operation projects.
Both Deputy PMs affirmed their governments would create favourable conditions for enterprises of the two countries to invest in fields like energy, railways, machinery, light industry and agriculture.
They noted the need to make use of the potential of both nations and boost their effective co-operation in defence-security, science-technology, education-training, culture-tourism, labour and collaboration between localities.
At a meeting between Deputy PM Minh and First Vice Chairman of the Russian State Duma Ivan Melnikov on the same day, the two sides expressed their pleasure at the close co-ordination at international forums between Việt Nam’s National Assembly and the Russian State Duma and wished the two legislative bodies would further their collaboration in the future.
Lauding the close relationship between the Communist Party of Việt Nam and the Communist Party of Russia, Ivan Melnikov believed that the two parties would continue their close co-ordination to promote bilateral ties.
Also on November 23, the Vietnamese officials met with First Vice Chairman of the Federal Council of the Russian Federation (Senate) Nikolai Fedorov.
The Russian leaders agreed to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese people to study, work and live in Russia.
The same day, Deputy PM Minh visited Việt Nam’s Embassy in Russia. He encouragedthe embassy’s officials and staff to effectively implement the external policies of the Party and State. — VNS