|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (L) and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.—VNA/VNS Trí Dũng|Viet Nam News
MOSCOW — General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng met with Russian Prime Minister and Chairman of the United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow on Wednesday.
Medvedev emphasised the CPV leader’s visit to Russia at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin is a vivid demonstration of the long-standing friendship between the two countries, and also an opportunity to deepen their comprehensive strategic partnership and take their ties to a new period of development.
The General Secretary congratulated Russia for maintaining political stability, economic recovery and ensuring social security despite many difficulties in recent years, especially its successful hosting of the 2018 World Cup.
He added that the Party, State and people of Việt Nam consistently attach importance to developing the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia.
The two leaders spoke highly of the quality and dynamism in bilateral cooperation in a wide range of fields, from politics, diplomacy, economics, security and national defence to culture, health care, science-technology, education-training and law-justice.
The two sides agreed to instruct their ministries and sectors to coordinate closely to continue optimise cooperative mechanisms in key fields, with attention paid to inspecting and supervising the implementation of high-level agreements, government treaties and protocols, commitments between ministries and sectors, and cooperative projects, thus constantly enhancing the quality of the Việt Nam-Russia partnership.
The leaders emphasised that economic cooperation always plays an important role in bilateral ties, and agreed to promote stronger development of economic, trade and investment ties on a par with political and cultural relations as well as the great potential of both sides.
They reached consensus to take more measures to facilitate the implementation of the Việt Nam-Eurasia free trade agreement.
PM Medvedev added that the Russian government will work for the effective implementation of investment projects in each other’s territories, especially those in the fields of energy, oil and gas, transport, telecommunication, agriculture and fisheries, including seeking a flexible method of payment.
General Secretary Trọng thanked Russian agencies for creating favourable conditions for the Vietnamese community in Russia to have a stable life, contributing to the time-honoured friendship between the two nations.
PM Medvedev informed his guest that the Russian government is drafting a treaty on organised labour and movement of citizens of the two countries, thus facilitating people-to-people exchange and stimulating tourism.
The two sides said they were satisfied with the constant development of the relationship between the CPV and the United Russia, which helps consolidate the foundation of the friendship, cooperation and political trust between the two parties, governments and people of the two countries.
They agreed to increase the exchange of delegation and mutual consultation through the party channel on important issues of mutual concern, thus contributing to the development of the Việt Nam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.
General Secretary Trọng invited PM Medvedev to visit Việt Nam again, and leaders of the United Russia to visit Việt Nam. PM Medvedev accepted the invitation with pleasure. —VNS