Viet Nam treasures comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia

Update: 15:59 | 28/04/2021
Viet Nam always attaches importance to the comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son told his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on April 27.
Viet Nam treasures comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia
Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son at the phone talk.

During his phone talks with the Russian minister, Son affirmed that Russia is among the leading important partners in Viet Nam’s foreign policy, and congratulated the country on its success in containing COVID-19, especially in vaccine research and production.

Despite the pandemic, Viet Nam and Russia have maintained exchanges, with many phone talks held between their high-ranking leaders, contributing to promoting the bilateral cooperation across spheres, Son said.

The ministers discussed Viet Nam-Russia collaboration, covering politics-diplomacy, security-national defence, economy-trade, investment, energy-oil and gas, and COVID-19 prevention and control.

They also compared notes on cooperation between the two foreign ministries and coordination between the two countries at multilateral forums, including the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and ASEAN.

Both expressed their hope to well organise activities during the Viet Nam-Russia and Russia-Viet Nam Year in 2021.

Minister Son used the occasion to thank Russia for supporting Viet Nam’s ASEAN Chairmanship in 2020, and non-permanent membership of the UNSC for 2020-2021.

Viet Nam is willing to closely coordinate with Russia and other ASEAN countries in organising activities marking the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-Russia relations (1996-2021), Son said.

For his part, the Russian minister lauded Viet Nam’s performance in external affairs, as well as the country’s increasingly impressive role in the regional and international arena.

On this occasion, Lavrov invited Son to visit Russia at a convenient time. The Vietnamese minister accepted the invitation with pleasure.

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(Source: VNA)