Vietnam, Russia hold 10th strategic dialogue
Updated : Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:34 AM (GMT+0700)

The10th strategic dialogue between Vietnam and Russia took place inMoscow on July 10.

At the meeting - Source: VNA

Russian Deputy ForeignMinister Igor Morgulov expressed his pleasure with the two countries’comprehensive strategic partnership in various fields while acknowledging thetwo sides’ maintenance of political dialogues at high level, and closecooperation between legislative agencies, ministries, sectors and socialorganisations.

He highlighted the twocountries’ coordination in the international arena as well as the growingeconomic and trade ties between Vietnam and Russia.

Morgulov spoke highly ofoutcomes of the implementation of the free trade agreement between Vietnam andthe Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Vietnam is one of Russia’sleading partners in ASEAN. Trade between Russia and Vietnam rose 15 percent inthe first quarter of 2018. The two sides worked to increased bilateralinvestment by implementing priority projects in education, science, culture andtourism, he said.

He stressed the closecooperation between the two foreign ministries, saying the Russian side highlyvalued the strategic dialogue mechanism at the ministerial level.

Deputy Foreign Minister BuiThanh Son, for his part, agreed with his Russian counterpart Morgulov’s view onthe strategic relations between the two countries, stressing that it isgrowing.

He highlighted the closecooperation between the two countries as well as the two foreign ministries.

Regarding the ongoing WorldCup 2018, Son congratulated Russia on its successfully hosting of the globalsports event, thus raising the position and image of Russia in internationalfriends’ eyes.

At the dialogue, the twosides agreed to focus their discussion on preparations for Vietnamese seniorleaders’ visit to Russia later this year.


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