Viet Nam-Russia diplomatic ties marked in Ha Noi

Update: January, 30/2015 - 16:29
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai speaks at the event. — VNA/VNS Photo An Dang

HA NOI (VNS) — The Russian Embassy in Ha Noi on January 30 gave a reception to mark the 65th anniversary of Viet Nam and Russia diplomatic ties.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai described the establishment of Viet Nam-Russia diplomatic ties 65 years ago (January 30, 1950) as an important milestone in history of the two countries, saying that it laid a foundation for their close friendship and comprehensive cooperation.

Viet Nam always remembers and appreciates Russia's support in the past and present, he said.

He highlighted the countries' achievements in all-around cooperation, especially in politics-diplomacy, economics-trade, energy, and defence-security, saying that Viet Nam and Russia will obtain more fruits, contributing to each nation's development, for peace, development in the region and the world.

Russian Charge d'Affaires in Vietnam Vadim V. Bublikov reviewed the two countries' achievements over the past 65 years. The two sides set up the mechanism of annual high-level delegation exchange.

Russia helped Viet Nam in building key infrastructure projects, such as Hoa Binh and Tri An hydropower plants, Pha Lai thermoelectricity plant and Viet Nam-Russia Oil and Gas Joint Venture Vietsopetro, which play an important role in promoting Viet Nam's economic development.

The two sides look to further their links through new oil and gas joint ventures such Rusvietpetro and Gazpromviet, especially the implementation of Viet Nam's first nuclear power plant with Russia's support.—VNA/VNS