Vietnam, Russia foster comprehensive strategic partnership

(VOVworld) – President Truong Tan Sang concluded a visit to Russia on Sunday to attend the 70th anniversary of the victory over fascism in Russia’s Great Patriotic War. The same day he began a visit to the Czech Republic from May 10 to May 13.

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Earlier, during talks with President Vladimir Putin, President Sang said the victory brought peace to the world and was an important premise for the struggle for national independence in several countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America including Vietnam. The two presidents agreed on a number of measures to strengthen the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership in the new phase of development. Economically, they said that the signing of a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union later this month will be a breakthrough towards achieving a two-way trade value of 10 billion USD by 2020. The leaders praised the operations of both countries’ oil and gas companies as well as their joint ventures. They pledged to create favorable conditions for oil and gas exploration and exploitation projects at present and new projects in oil refinery in the future. The leaders also vowed to continue comprehensive cooperation in the areas of finance, investment, banking, industry, agriculture, and mining. They agreed to deepen cooperation in national defense and security with a focus on training servicemen and technicians. The two presidents proposed that both countries’ localities consider the possibility of establishing a joint venture for seafood and wood processing in Russia’s Primori region and a light industry zone in Moscow.

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The same day, during a meeting with staff of the Vietnamese embassy in Russia, he urged them to continue contributing to promoting relations between the two countries.
On Sunday, President Sang received governor Andrey Vorobiev and other leaders of Moscow. He praised the dynamic development of Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership in recent years, particularly in trade, science, technology, education, training, culture and cooperation between localities. President Sang hailed the signing of a cooperative agreement between HCM city and Moscow. He asked govenor Andrey Vorobiev to support both countries' businesses to establish a light industry zone in Moscow, which will create jobs for both Russians and Vietnamese.
On Saturday, President Sang met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. He said that Vietnam always considers Egypt an important partner in Africa. The Egyptian president said he hoped the two countries will cooperate in areas of their potential. The two presidents agreed to strengthen cooperation at regional and global forums, within the framework of south-south cooperation, and the Non-aligned Movement. President Sang proposed that both countries step up cooperation in economics, trade, and investment, increase business delegation exchanges and trade promotion to establish a joint business council, quickly hold the 5th session of the joint committee in Hanoi, and review, sign, and ratify a number of cooperative agreements between the two countries.