Party chief concludes official visits to Russia, Hungary

(VOVWORLD) - Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong on Tuesday concluded his official visits to Russia and Hungary at the invitations of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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Nguyen Phu Trong

During his stay in Russia, Mr. Trong held talks with President Putin and met with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin, and Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Andrey Turchak.

In the talks and meetings, both sides agreed to do their utmost to develop the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership more effectively. They exchanged opinions on several regional and global issues of mutual concern, and shared a similar point of view on the necessity to solve disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law and the UN Charter without using or threatening to use force.

They also reached consensus on coordination in organizing the Russia Year in Vietnam and the Vietnam Year in Russia in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Basic Principles for Vietnam-Russia Friendship next year and the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties in 2020.

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Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

(Photo: Tri Dung/VNA)

In Hungary, Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong held talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orban and met with President Janos Ader. The leaders affirmed their determination to foster effective collaboration in economics, trade, investment, defence, education and training, science and technology, health, and culture.

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (R) welcomes Vietnamese Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong. (Photo: Xuan Dan/VOV)

They agreed to step up consultations on regional and international issues of shared concern, and maintain effective coordination at multilateral forums and organisations, particularly the UN, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) forum, and the Mekong-Danube Cooperation Initiative.

The two sides issued a Joint Statement on the Establishment of Vietnam-Hungary Comprehensive Partnership, and signed 7 cooperation documents to create a legal framework for the development of bilateral relations.