Russian Prime Minister to visit Vietnam next week
Prime Minister of Russia D. A. Medvedev will pay an official visit to Vietnam on November 18 and 19. The Foreign Ministry said the visit will be made at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Prime Minister of Russia D. A. Medvedev. (Photo: VNA)
Vietnam and Russia established diplomatic relations in 1950 and decided to elevate the relationship to strategic partnership in 2001 and then to comprehensive strategic partnership 11 years later.
Political ties between the two nations with a high level of trust have been enhanced through the regular exchange of delegations and bilateral meetings at all levels, and via the mechanism of consultation and strategic dialogue.
Vietnam-Russia economic, trade and investment ties have enjoyed dynamic development. After the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union officially came into effect in October 2016, the trade value between the two countries has grown strongly, reaching USD 5.3 billion in 2017. The two nations are striving to lift the bilateral trade to USD 10 billion by 2020.
In terms of investment, besides the cooperation in the field of oil and gas, as of June 2018, Russia has 117 direct investment projects in Vietnam with total registered capital of nearly USD 1 billion. Meanwhile, Vietnam is operating 22 investment projects worth nearly USD 3 billion in Russia./.