State Leader's Visit to Russia a Resounding Success
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc returned to Hanoi after an official visit to Russia at the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dec. 3rd.
|A farewell ceremony was held for the Vietnamese leader at Vnukovo airport in Moscow. Photo: VNA|
The two parties reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the bilateral comprehensive strategic relationship till 2030 in a joint statement produced following the talks.
Both sides shall work together to ensure security, safety, and unrestricted navigation and overflight, as well as unrestricted trade.
They advocate for self-control, avoidance of force, and threats of force, and the peaceful resolution of conflict between relevant parties in accordance with international law's common principles and standards, such as the UN Charter and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) holds talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: VNA|
Vietnam and Russia support the complete and effective implementation of the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea, and they applaud efforts to establish a code of conduct in the waters as soon as possible.
Other Russian leaders concurred in their talks with the Vietnamese leader that the visit had reawakened interest in developing bilateral ties, and that its success would help to usher in a new era of strong, comprehensive, and long-term growth in the relationship between the two nations.
|Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh and his Russian counterpart Chernyshenko witness the signing of cooperation agreements between the two countries in energy, oil and gas, culture and health care. Photo: VNA|
The visit to Russia by Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc was impressive, according to Andrey Vladimirovich Yatskin, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, "helping both countries make a comprehensive analysis of the achievements and sketch out future plans to further accelerate bilateral ties across many sectors."
Yatskin said that the Vietnam-Russia relationship was experiencing a period of strong growth and a need to be reinforced.
Simultaneously, the two nations have enjoyed strong scientific cooperation, with Russian atomic business Rosatom financing the construction of an atomic science and technology center in Vietnam.
Furthermore, as information security is a strength of Russia, the two sides have strong potential for cooperation in this area, he said, suggesting that both sides make digital economy a new pillar of cooperation.
Covid-19, according to the legislative head, is a test for bilateral ties, and Vietnam and Russia have backed each other up.
He pointed out that Vietnam was one of the first countries in Southeast Asia to allow the use of the Russian-made Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, as well as one of the first to produce it.
|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets representatives of the Russia-Vietnam Friendship Association and the Association of Russian Veterans in Vietnam on Dec. 2 . Photo: VNA|
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc stated that Vietnam would always value and be grateful for the tremendous assistance that the Russian people, including veterans and friends, have provided to Vietnam in the past and present in the struggle for national independence and unification, as well as in the construction and development of the country.
|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: VNA|
A number of cooperation agreements were signed during the visit between the two governments, as well as between ministries, sectors, communities, and enterprises on both sides.
Apart from taking the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperation to new heights in all fields in the new period, the visit also reaffirmed Vietnam and Russia's long-standing friendship and special relations.
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