Chairman of the National Assembly Vương Đình Huệ (centre). - VNA Photo
HÀ NỘI - Russia has started a process to consider transferring the technology behind the Sputnik V vaccine to Việt Nam, said Valentina Matvienko, Chairwoman of the Federation Council, in a phone call with Chairman of the National Assembly Vương Đình Huệ yesterday.
The chairman thanked Russia for a donation of 1,000 Sputnik V vaccines and a recent deal to help the country secure an additional 20 million doses.
The two sides have also been working around the clock to find ways to deliver more vaccines from Russia to Việt Nam.
The leaders stressed the importance of Việt Nam-Russia bilateral ties and the time-honoured friendship. The two countries are to continue exchanges of high-level delegates and share experience in law-making, as well as military ties in accordance with a Cooperation Agreement signed in 2012.
The two sides agreed to continue to work together within regional and international organisations, especially the United Nations.
Economic ties between the two countries have been made stronger after the signing of the Eurasian Economic Union with two-way trade in 2020 reaching US$4.85 billion, a 9 per cent increase from the previous year.
Oil and energy remained key sectors within Việt Nam-Russia cooperation as well as military, education, science and technology and travel. - VNS