Party leader begins Russia visit

(VOVWORLD) - Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong arrived in Moscow on Wednesday, for a 4-day official visit to Russia at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin. 
Party leader begins Russia visit - ảnh 1The welcoming ceremony for Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong is held at Vnukovo 2 airport, Moscow, on September 5, 2018. 

The welcoming ceremony at Vnukovo 2 airport was attended by senior diplomats of Vietnam, Russia, ASEAN, and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Russia. The visit, the first by the top Vietnamese leader to Russia after President Putin was re-elected in March this year, reaffirms Vietnam’s unwavering foreign policy of viewing Russia as one of its leading partners. Mr. Trong met Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev following the welcoming ceremony. 

The Party General Secretary's visit has garnered positive feedback from Russian experts and scholars. Sergei Luzyanin, Director of the Institute for Far Eastern Studies, said that the visit from Wednesday to Saturday will deepen the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership, particularly in economics, politics and humanitarian issues.

Vladimir Kolotov, Head of the Far East History Department of St. Petersburg State University, said Vietnam has become a “new Asian tiger” thanks to its renewal process since 1986. He hailed Vietnam’s efforts to control inflation and promote international integration, saying the country pursues a strategy of national development and maintaining a balanced relationship with world powers.

Vladimir Mazyrin, Director of the Far East Institute's Vietnam-ASEAN Research Centre, highlighted the comprehensive leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam. He praised Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong’s resolve to fight corruption.