Defense Minister calls for more science-technology cooperation with Russia

(VOVWORLD) - The Vietnam-Russia Tropical Center has contributed greatly to developing science, technology, economy, defense, and security in Vietnam and Russia, strengthening their comprehensive strategic partnership, said Defense Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich during a working session with the center in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Defense Minister calls for more science-technology cooperation with Russia - ảnh 1 Defence Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich (centre) presents certificates of merit to the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre and its leaders on July 7, 2020 (Photo: VNA)

Mr. Lich congratulated Russia on the 75th anniversary of its victory in the Great Patriotic War and hailed the Center’s success as a multi-sectoral scientific and technological research organization for tropical issues.

He said, "I urge the Russian Government to have its ministries and sectors step up activities within the framework of Vietnam-Russia Tropical Center and have Russian scientists coordinate with their Vietnamese colleagues in carrying out effective programs to develop the Center."

Mr. Lich said that the Vietnamese Party, State, government, and army always consider relations with Russia a top priority of foreign policy. He said he hopes Vietnam and Russia will maintain frequent contacts at all levels during Vietnam-Russia Cross Year 2019-2020.

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