|Russian Ambassador to Việt Nam Konstantin Vnukov speaks at the Việt Nam – Russia friendship meeting in Hà Nội on Tuesday. VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang|
HÀ NỘI — A Việt Nam – Russia friendship meeting was held in Hà Nội yesterday ahead of the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
National Assembly Vice Chairman Uông Chu Lưu attended the event.
Speaking at the event, head of the NA’s Committee for Science, Technology and Environment and head of the Việt Nam – Russia Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group Phan Xuân Dũng said the meeting was a chance to recall the tradition of bilateral ties as well as the warm sentiments and contributions made by the Soviet Union in the past and Russia at present for the Vietnamese people.
He said Russia was now a comprehensive strategic partner of Việt Nam and the ties between the two legislatures had continued to grow over the years through maintaining sideline meetings, mutual consultations and support on issues of shared interest at regional and global inter-parliamentary forums.
Delegations of the two legislatures pledged to realise signed agreements towards further developing bilateral friendship and co-ordination, as well as maintaining close contact at regional and global forums, he said.
Russian Ambassador to Việt Nam Konstantin Vnukov expressed his respect for the long-standing ties between the two countries.
He said Russia would celebrate the 75th anniversary of victory over fascism and the 70th anniversary of Việt Nam – Russia diplomatic ties next year.
The diplomat vowed to stand ready to support Việt Nam in every area in the near future, especially regarding external affairs. — VNS