Party leader begins Russia visit

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong arrived at Vnukovo 2 airport in Moscow at noon on September 5, starting an official visit to Russia at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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An official welcome ceremony for the Vietnamese Party leader was held at the airport.

This is the first visit by the highest-ranking leader of Vietnam to Russia since the reelection of President Putin in March this year.

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The visit by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong aims to reiterate Vietnam’s consistent policy of considering Russia a partner of leading priority and deepening the comprehensive strategic partner with Russia in a substantive and effective manner. 

The Vietnamese Party leader is scheduled to meet with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev immediately after his arrival.

VNA

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