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Party leader hails growth of legislative ties with Russia

Update: December, 04/2014 - 08:44
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) meets Chairman of the State Duma, Sergey Yevgenyevich Naryshkin yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung
HA NOI (VNS) — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said yesterday that he hoped relations between Vietnamese National Assembly and the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russia would further be consolidated.

While receiving the Chairman of the State Duma, Sergey Yevgenyevich Naryshkin, Trong said the visit marked a new development in relations between the two legislative bodies.

The two sides would now implement inter-parliamentary co-operation agreements signed in 2013, he said.

They would also work closely together to speed up the implementation of strategic projects, including high-level agreements on energy, oil and gas, nuclear power, education and training, science and technology, defence, and security for Russian and Vietnamese citizens living and working in each other's territory, Trong said.

Naryshkin spoke highly of Viet Nam's achievements under the leadership of the Communist Party.

Strengthening and developing the strategic partnership with Viet Nam was an unchangeable priority in Russia's foreign policy, he said.

He added that the two legislatures would continue to boost co-operation, especially in monitoring agreements and exchanging legislative information.

The same day, the Vietnamese and Russian associations of history signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral co-operation in science and archaeology. — VNS

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