Russia, Vietnam strive to further promote partnership: Russian media

Russia’s TASS news agency has run an article highlighting the talks between Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, especially the joint statement adopted by the two leaders.

The statement was issued following the talks between the two Presidents in Moscow on November 30, which outlines the vision on the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries until 2030, the article said.

The statement confirmes the "mutual intent for further promotion of relations of comprehensive strategic partnership" and notes the intent "for further deepening of bilateral relations and escalation of these relations to a new level," it said.

In a recent article, RIA Novosti news agency stressed the significance and urgency of the Vietnam-Russia cooperation across spheres, contributing to peace and stability in the region and the world.

It cited the joint statement as reporting that Russia and Vietnam will work to ensure security and freedom of aviation and navigation and unhindered trade in the East Sea.

Rossyiskaya Gazeta newspaper quoted Putin at the talks as saying Vietnam is a strategic partner of Russia.

Other Russian newspapers also covered the talks between the Vietnamese and Russian leaders, and emphasised that Vietnam is a loyal and reliable friend, and a strategic partner of Russia.

In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s correspondents, Prof. Vladimir Kolotov, Director of the Ho Chi Minh Institute at St. Petersburg University in Russia, said the joint statement is of historical significance.

The document puts forth joint work for the two countries in the time ahead and creates a firm foundation to further the bilateral cooperation.

He spoke highly of the vision of the two countries’ high-ranking leaders on security, safety and freedom of aviation and navigation in the East Sea, respect for international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS), and the importance of maintaining a peaceful environment in the East Sea.

Kolotov expressed his belief that the two countries will soon comprehensively and effectively implement the joint statement, helping to elevate their relations to a new height.

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