Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev emphasized their resolve to enhance the countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership during their talks in Moscow on May 16, the first day of the former’s five-day visit to Russia.
Expressing delight at the growing political trust between the two countries, both leaders agreed to continue all-level delegation exchanges and existing dialogue and consultation mechanisms.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc talks with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow__Photo: VNA
The two Prime Ministers reached consensus on making efforts to shore up bilateral trade by creating favorable conditions for trade activities, fostering trade promotion events, boosting payment by using their domestic currencies, and capitalizing on the Vietnam-Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade Agreement of which Russia is a member, in addition to other free trade agreements that Vietnam has joined in.
Amid domestic and global economic difficulties, both sides concurred to support the oil and gas joint ventures in each country, strengthen collaboration in other areas such as oil refining, petrochemistry and liquefied gas production.
They affirmed the continued cooperation in defense-security, particularly in military techniques. They also agreed to reinforce cooperation in other areas like science-technology, education-training, culture, tourism, and labor, bringing the cooperation on a par with the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership.
Discussing international and regional issues of mutual concern, the two leaders were unanimous in working more closely at multilateral forums such as the United Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the Asia-Europe Meeting, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
After the talks, the two Prime Ministers witnessed the signing of cooperation agreements in the spheres of oil and gas, investment, and personnel training.- (VNA/VLLF)