Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (R) meets Director of the National Guard of Russia General Viktor Zolotov in Hà Nội on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc received Director of the National Guard of Russia General Viktor Zolotov in Hà Nội yesterday.
The PM expressed his pleasure at the outcomes of talks between the Russian guest and Minister of Public Security Tô Lâm, which he said had opened up a new chapter in the co-operation between the National Guard of Russia and the Ministry of Public Security of Việt Nam.
Phúc stressed that the visit to Russia by General Secretary of the Communist Party, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng in September last year and his own trip in May this year, as well as visits to Việt Nam by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin in late 2018, had created a strong driving force for bilateral co-operation across all fields.
He noted the two countries were holding the Việt Nam Year in Russia and Russia Year in Việt Nam in 2019-20 with numerous activities to mark the 25th anniversary of the signing of the treaty on fundamental principles of the Việt Nam-Russia friendship and the 70th founding anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
The PM, however, remarked that bilateral economic and trade ties were yet to match their political, defence and security potential, urging both sides to make more efforts to bolster their partnership in those fields.
The Vietnamese Government always supported and did its best to remove difficulties for Russian firms to do business in Việt Nam, PM Phúc said.
Phúc also asked Russia to support Việt Nam’s viewpoint and position on the East Sea issue.
He expressed his wish for the National Guard of Russia to co-operate with Việt Nam’s Ministry of Public Security to prevent and combat terrorism and crime, suggesting the two sides exchange visits, share professional information, and work together on personnel training and the transfer of technology to serve the police.
General Viktor Zolotov agreed with PM Phúc’s suggestion, and said the National Guard of Russia was willing to share its experience with Việt Nam. The two sides could start with co-operation in specialised technical aspects, contributing to ensuring political security and social order and safety, he added. — VNS