15/04/2015 09:06 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam-Russia Promote Cooperation in All Aspects

The official visit to Vietnam by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev from April 5-7, 2015 attracted special attention from the public of both countries and the world. This visit provided opportunities for both nations to strengthen their Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and promote cooperation in all aspects.
 During his stay in Vietnam, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev had talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung, met with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and paid courtesy visits to State President Truong Tan Sang and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.

In the spirit of friendship, trust and mutual understanding, the two sides affirmed to continue implementing the consistent policy on fostering the Vietnam-Russia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and making a great effort to boost  cooperation in multi-faceted areas.


                                     Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives his Russian counterpart  Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: Duc Tam/VNA


 The official welcoming ceremony for Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is solemnly held at the Presidential Palace.
Photo: Duc Tam/VNA

 

 The talks between Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: Duc Tam/VNA

 The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Oil and Gas Exploring and Exploiting
between PetroVietnam and Gazprom Neft. Photo: Duc Tam/VNA

 

 The two Prime Ministers meet with the domestic and foreign press. Photo: Phuong Hoa/VNA
 

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong receives Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA
 

 The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Expanding and Deepening the comprehensive cooperation between the Communist
Party of Vietnam and the United Russia Party in the 2015-2017 period. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

 

State President Truong Tan Sang receives Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: Nguyen Khang/VNA
 

 National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung meets with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA
 
They reached a consensus on speeding up the signing of the free trade agreement between Vietnam and EAES in the first half of 2015; increasing the two-way trade turnover to 10 billion dollars in 2020; researching the feasibility of payment  using the domestic currency of each country in transactions to support bilateral trade; strengthening cooperation in not only exploring and exploiting but also processing and refining oil.

The leaders affirmed to boost the  construction of the Ninh Thuan No. 2 Nuclear Power Plant  as agreed to meet requirements of ensuring security, and safety at the highest level while complying with the regulations of Vietnamese law on construction investment.
The two sides highly appreciate the relationship in defence and security between the two countries, especially in the fields of military technique, military personnel training and asserted to continue close and more effective cooperation in these fields.

The leaders applauded active cooperation among the two countries’ localities and suggested related bodies realise the contents on establishing joint-venture enterprises in the fields of processing seafood and timber in Primorye  in the Russian Far East.
 


Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan receives and hosts a banquet for
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: Thanh Vu/VNA

In Ho Chi Minh City, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai meet
with  businessmen. Photo: Thanh Vu/VNA 

 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev poses for photos at Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thanh Vu/VNA

 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visits the historical relic of Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Thanh Vu/VNA

In terms of the East Sea, the two sides agreed that all disputes in the East Sea should be resolved by peaceful measures on the basis of respecting international law, including the United Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982), implementing fully and effectively DOC and early building COC.

During this visit, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev laid a wreath at the Monument to Martyred Heroes, laid a wreath and visited President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum; witnessed the signing of some documents in the fields of energy, investment, banking, health and transportation; witnessed the signing of “Memorandum of Expanding and deepening the comprehensive cooperation between the Communist Party of Vietnam and the  United Russia Party  in the 2015-2017 period; visited Ho Chi Minh City, the Reunification Hall; attended the Vietnam-Russia Business Forum and visited Cu Chi Tunnels in Cu Chi District.
 

By VNA/VNP
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