Vietnam seeks cooperation with Russia’s Sverdlovsk oblast
Friday, 2017-07-14 04:04:09
NDO/VNA - A delegation of the Vietnam Embassy and Consulate General in Yekaterinburg city and a Business Association in Russia visited Sverdlovsk oblast from July 12-15 to seek cooperation opportunities with Russian localities.
Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Son, who led the delegation, met with Governor Evgeny Kuyvashev and Minister of International and Foreign Economic Relations Andrey Sobolev.
The ambassador told hosts that President Tran Dai Quang’s visit to Russia from June 28-July 1 has opened up conditions for inter-regional cooperation between Vietnam and Russia.
Vietnamese businesses have been running a number of major projects in Russia with the most noteworthy being a dairy project invested by TH True Milk.
According to Son, Sverdlovsk has potential for cooperation, and Vietnamese businesses should put forth a specific cooperation and investment strategy in Russia to fully tap potential.
Minister of International and Foreign Economic Relations Andrey Sobolev promised that as an industrial, logistics and cultural centre of Russia, Sverdlovsk will actively participate in activities marking the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Principles of Friendly Relations between Vietnam and Russia in 2019.
Apart from traditional sectors such as metallurgy and machine manufacturing, the oblast is turning focus towards pharmaceutical products, transportation vehicles, equipment manufacturing and bio-technology, he said, noting his hope that Vietnam will be interested in such technologies and products.
He expressed his firm belief that Sverdlovsk firms will be interested in seeking investment chances in Vietnam and attracting investments from the Southeast Asian nation.
The two sides discussed in detail a range of cooperation activities, from the meeting of the inter-governmental committee scheduled for next September in Hanoi to exhibitions displaying Vietnamese products in Moscow expected to be held at the end of this year.
Governor E.Kuyvashev was instructed to form a delegation to visit Vietnam later this year.
On this occasion, the Vietnamese delegation visited promotional booths at the Innoprom International Industrial Exhibition and several industrial facilities of Yekaterinburg city of Sverdlovsk oblast. They also met with representatives of the Vietnamese community and businesses in Sverdlovsk.