| Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Viktorovich Volodin. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Viktorovich Volodin will pay an official visit to Việt Nam from December 23-24.
The visit is made at the invitation of Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.
Việt Nam and Russia set up diplomatic ties on January 30, 1950 and since then, the two countries’ relations have been developing strongly.
Two-way trade rose from US$2.2 billion in 2015 to $2.7 billion in 2016 and $3.55 billion in 2017.
Russia now ranks 23rd among countries and territories investing in Việt Nam with 116 projects worth a total of $990 billion, mostly in oil and gas, manufacturing, mining, transportation, telecommunications and aquaculture. — VNS