Vietnam-Russia friendship spans decades

(VOVWORLD) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has written an article looking back at the friendship between Russia and Vietnam on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the two countries’ diplomatic relationship (January 30, 1950-2020).
Vietnam-Russia friendship spans decades - ảnh 1 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ( VNA/VNS Photo)

Mr. Lavrov recalled that the Soviet Union was among the first countries to recognize the Vietnamese State, laying the foundation for the friendship and close cooperation between the two countries in the following decades, which have stood the test of time and been constantly consolidated and promoted. The traditional solidarity and mutual support between Russia and Vietnam continue to be maintained in the new phase of history based on the bilateral treaty on principles of the Russia-Vietnam friendship signed in 1994, according to Lavrov. He went on to say that the two countries raised their ties to a strategic partnership in 2001 and a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2012.

In conclusion, Mr. Lavrov said the important thing is that the friendship between the two nations and their mutual and sincere sympathy has been preserved through many decades unaffected by changes in the global political climate. He urged the two countries to maintain their unique heritages and pass them on to younger generations while constantly improving the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.