Russia is priority, reliable partner of Vietnam, says President Phuc

VOV.VN - Russia is always the first priority, reliable and traditional partner of Vietnam, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc who is currently visiting Russia told Chairman of the State Duma (Lower House) Vyacheslav Volodin during a meeting in Moscow on December 1.

He congratulated the Russian Federation on successfully holding the election of the State Duma in September 2021 and Volodin personally on his reelection as Chairman of the State Duma.

For his part, Chairman Volodin warmly welcomed President Phuc’s visit which he believed would add fresh impetus to bilateral cooperation. He also spoke highly of Vietnam’s development achievements over the years despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both sides noted with satisfaction at the results of bilateral cooperation in the fields of politics, diplomacy, economy, education, science, as well as in COVID-19 prevention and control. They especially highly valued the effective cooperation in trade, investment, oil and gas amid the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing practical benefits to the two countries.

Phuc expressed his delight at the close cooperation between the National Assembly of Vietnam and the Russian State Duma over the past time, including the establishment of a high-level inter-parliamentary cooperation committee between the two legislative bodies.

“I hope the two legislative bodies will further promote the Committee’s role in strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation in particular and the Vietnam - Russia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in general,” said Phuc.

Meanwhile, Volodin affirmed that the Russian State Duma attaches importance to and wishes to promote cooperation with the National Assembly of Vietnam.

“Deputies to the State Duma, despite representing different political parties, always support efforts to strengthen cooperation with Vietnam,” he said.

The two leaders underlined the need for the two legislative bodies to enhance the exchange of lawmaking and supervisory experiences in order to complete a favourable legal corridor for bilateral cooperation, as well as to maintain close cooperation at multilateral parliamentary mechanisms.

President Phuc thanked the Russian State Duma for supporting the Vietnamese community in Russia; and at the same time conveyed National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue’s invitation to Chairman Volodin to visit Vietnam at an appropriate time.