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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc successfully wrapped up his visit to the Russian Federation
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: VNA

The visit at the invitation of Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev from 16 to 19 May was the first foreign visit of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. While in Russia, the Prime Minister had an intensive working program with 17 activities, including talks and contacts with Russian leaders, participation in the Viet Nam-Russia Business Forum, interview with Russian media, laying wreath at the Monument of the Unknown Soldiers, paying tribute to the proletarian leader V.I.Lenin at his mausoleum, and laying wreath and planting trees at the memorial monument of President Ho Chi Minh on the occasion of his birth anniversary, visiting and talking to staff of the Embassy of Viet Nam, and overseas Vietnamese.

During talk with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the two sides reaffirmed their determination to strengthen political trust, and the Viet Nam-Russia strategic comprehensive partnership, exchanged and agreed on measures to deepen effective bilateral cooperation for the long-term interests of the two peoples.

The two sides agreed to increase the exchange of delegations at all levels, through different channels including the Party, State, Government, National Assembly, ministries, social organizations as well as between localities and maintain existing effective mechanisms for dialogue and consultation.

Regarding economic and trade cooperation, the two sides agreed to exert every effort to overcome a decrease in bilateral trade exchanges, implement synchronous measures such as creating favorable conditions for businesses of the two countries in import-export activities, strengthening trade promotion, making payments in currencies of the two countries, taking full advantage of the Viet Nam-Eurasia Free Trade Agreement and other free trade agreements which Viet Nam is a party.

In face of difficulties in the world economy and each country, the two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in energy, key areas of cooperation, support oil and gas joint ventures to invest in Viet Nam and Russia, expand cooperation to other fields such as petrochemical and liquefied petroleum gas production and expand cooperation to third countries.

The two sides affirmed to continue close and effective cooperation in the fields of defense and security, especially in military technology, and other potential areas of science and technology, education and training, culture, tourism, labor, and localities so that they can develop more dynamically, effectively and on par with the Viet Nam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.

Comparing note on the recent complicated developments in the East Sea, the two sides agreed that the East Sea disputes should be resolved by peaceful means on the basis of respect for international law, first of all the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the full and effective observance of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and early conclusion of the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

After the talks, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev witnessed the signing of eight agreements of cooperation between ministries, agencies and corporations of the two countries in the oil and gas sector, investment, and training of staff.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on 19 May to discuss some major issues of mutual concern and new directions of cooperation in bilateral relations. The two leaders reviewed the implementation of bilateral agreements in various fields, and agreed to continue close cooperation and focus on improving the effectiveness of key cooperation programs and projects, especially in trade, oil and gas, nuclear power, and tourism as a basis for strengthening cooperation in other fields.

The President of the Russian Federation agreed to urge the remaining member countries of the Eurasia Economic Union including Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan to ratify the Free Trade Agreement with Viet Nam for implementation, and contribute to raise economic and trade cooperation and investment between the two countries in the near future.

Discussing recent complicated developments in the East Sea, President Putin shared Russia’s concern and follow up of the situation in South East Asia in general and in the East Sea in particular, confirming Russia's position to settle disputes in the East Sea by peaceful means on the basis of respect for international law, first of all the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea, and support the collaboration between ASEAN and China to build a Code of Conduct in the East Sea.

During his official visit of the Russian Federation, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had meetings with the President of the State Duma (Lower house) Sergei Naryshkin, Chairman of Russian Federation Council (Upper House) Ms. Valentina Matvienko, President of Communist Party of the Russian Federation Ghenady Zyuganov, met with representatives of the Russia-Viet Nam Friendship Association and the Association of former Russian Military Experts who had supported Viet Nam during the war.

The successful official visit to Russia by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will create new momentum for the development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between Viet Nam and Russia.

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