Party leader meets deputy speaker of Russian Federation Council

Saturday, 2018-09-08 11:37:36
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Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (left) and Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Andrey Turchak (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, Nguyen Phu Trong, had a meeting with Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia, Andrey Turchak, in Moscow, on September 7.

The Vietnamese Party leader thanked the Federation Council and parliamentarians for their support of the friendly and cooperative ties between Russia and Vietnam, and stressed that Russia is both a traditional partner and a loyal friend of Vietnam. He asked the Russian Federation Council to continue to cooperate and share its experience in law making and supervising activities with the Vietnamese National Assembly, especially when Vietnam is accelerating the building of a law-based state, perfecting its legal system and enhancing the role of the NA and elected bodies.

The Federation Council Deputy Speaker affirmed that he will support the bilateral cooperation across all sectors, thus helping to deepen the Russia-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership. He appreciated the collaboration between the two law-making bodies in the recent past and pledged to work to promote stronger ties both bilaterally and at regional and international inter-parliamentary forums.

He voiced his support of stronger economic, trade and investment cooperation between Russia and Vietnam through specific programmes, plans and projects, as well as more sharing of experience and closer coordination in supervising the implementation of the signed cooperative agreements.

Host and guest both expressed joy at the progress in bilateral ties, noting that the sound political ties and mutual understanding create a solid foundation for diverse and effective cooperation between the two countries. They also praised the important contributions made by the two parliaments to strengthening the friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries and peoples.

The two sides also welcomed the contributions made by parliamentarians to local-level cooperation and reached a consensus on promoting cooperation between their businesses and localities and people-to-people exchanges, while facilitating the partnership between localities of the two countries based on each other’s potential and needs.

Also in the framework of the Party General Secretary’s visit, Minister of Education Phung Xuan Nha had working sessions with his Russian counterpart and officials of the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education. He also witnessed the signing of cooperation agreements between Vietnamese and Russian universities.