VIETNAM, July 6 –
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính spoke highly of the positive results of cooperation between Việt Nam and Russia achieved in the past during his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Hà Nội on Wednesday.
The Russian diplomat’s visit comes as the two countries with strong traditional ties celebrated the 10th anniversary of the establishment of their comprehensive strategic partnership in 2022.
The Head of Government thanked the valuable support and assistance of international friends, including Russia, given to Việt Nam in the past and during the current national development, especially Russia’s support to Việt Nam in preventing and control of COVID-19.
He affirmed that Việt Nam always attaches great importance to comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia and wishes to further strengthen bilateral cooperation more deeply and more effectively in all fields.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said that Russia always considers Việt Nam an important partner in the region and wants to strengthen cooperation with the country in the future.
The two sides agreed to strengthen the implementation of the high-level agreements reached during the visits of the leaders of the two countries and affirmed to maintain cooperation in all traditional fields.
Prime Minister Chính proposed to ministries and sectors of both sides to promptly remove obstacles to trade, investment and transport and continue to exploit free trade agreements between Việt Nam and the Eurasian Economic Union , creating favorable conditions for companies of the two countries to expand cooperation.
He suggested that the two countries soon resume cooperation in the fields of culture, sports, tourism, education and training and people-to-people diplomacy amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been temporarily suspended. mastered.
Prime Minister Chính offered the two sides to host the 24th session of the Vietnam-Russia Intergovernmental Committee on Economic, Trade and Scientific and Technological Cooperation.
The head of government thanked Russia for its proactive assistance in the evacuation of Vietnamese nationals from Ukraine.
The Russian diplomat praised Việt Nam’s position, role and responsible and proactive contribution to peace, stability and cooperation in the region and the world.
He agreed on the importance of resolving disputes in the East Sea through peaceful solutions based on international laws and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) of 1982 and soon achieving an effective code of conduct in the South China Sea (COC).
On this occasion, Prime Minister Chính conveyed the invitation to visit Việt Nam to his Russian counterpart Mikhail Mishustin in the future. —VNS
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