Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyễn Văn Bình (right) at a meeting with Vitaly Markelov, Member of the Board of Directors and Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa
HÀ NỘI — The Party and State of Việt Nam treasure and want more comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia and its energy group Gazprom.
Việt Nam considers energy, and oil and gas co-operation as an important pillar in bilateral relations with Russia, Politburo member and Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyễn Văn Bình said at a meeting with Vitaly Markelov, Member of the Board of Directors and Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom, in Hà Nội on Thursday.
There remained much room for bilateral co-operation, he said, proposing Gazprom continue expanding investment in the fields of oil and gas exploration and exploitation, crude oil supply, gas-fuelled electricity and liquefied natural gas.
Bình, who is also Secretary of the Party Central Committee, spoke highly of Gazprom’s strategic cooperative agreement and long-term investment in Việt Nam.
Markelov said Gazprom wants to become a prestigious partner of Vietnamese oil and gas companies.
Bilateral partnerships will further develop as Gazprom and the Việt Nam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) are scheduled to soon sign a new strategic co-operative deal for the next 10 years, he said.
Also, on Thursday, Bình hosted a reception for a delegation of professors from the US-based Harvard University.
Professor Akash Deep, head of the delegation, shared international experiences in improving the legal framework to successfully develop the public-private partnership (PPP) in Việt Nam.
Bình highly appreciated Deep’s valuable experiences, which, he said, will help Việt Nam build a strong PPP law so as to attract more private investment in infrastructure development projects and public services. — VNS