|President Trần Đại Quang met with President of the Russian Communist Party G . Zyuganov in Moscow on Thursday during the Vietnamese leader’s official visit to Russia. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng|Viet Nam News
MOSCOW — President Trần Đại Quang held a meeting with leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) Gennady Zyuganov in Moscow on Thursday as part of his ongoing official visit to Russia.
Highly valuing co-operation between the KPRF and Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV), President Quang expressed his belief that with its reputation and experience, the KPRF would continue to promote its role as an important political force of Russia to contribute to national construction and development.
The warm and trusting relationship between Việt Nam and the former Soviet Union had been tested by time and history, he said.
The leader noted that the Vietnamese Party, State and people always kept in mind and treasure sentiments and valuable support of the Russian communists and people to Việt Nam during its struggle for national liberation as well as the present cause of national defence and construction.
He said Việt Nam wished to deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia in a more effective and pragmatic fashion.
President Quang urged the two parties to further enhance political ties and maintain delegation exchanges to increase mutual understanding and trust, while organising exchange programmes between young Party members to educate them about the traditional co-operation between the two parties.
Later the same day, President Quang met with Sidelnikov Nikolai Ivanovich, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and experts of the national scientific research institute for medicines and essential oils.
He praised experts’ support to Vietnamese officials and doctors in protecting the body of President Hồ Chí Minh over the past years.
He also called on Russian experts to continue assisting the management board of President Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum through scientific research, technological transfer and training of health workers and technicians to better protect President Hồ Chí Minh’s corpse. — VNS