In his remarks, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh highlighted the strengthened relations between the two nations in the Vietnam Year in Russia and the Russia Year in Vietnam in 2019, with a broad range of activities being launched in the two countries, including visits of high-ranking leaders and cross-cultural exchanges.
Vietnam and Russia will celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of diplomatic relations this year, giving a chance to the two sides to review their achievements, Manh said.
For his part, Nicolay Nozdrev, head of the Third Asian Department under the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, held that the Russia-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership have been strengthened across a wide range of fields over the years despite changes in the region and the world.
The two nations have maintained dialogues across numerous areas and effectively coordinated together at international forums, he said.
The Russian diplomat voiced his confidence that the fruitful cooperation between the two countries in 2019 will keep going smoothly in the years to come, especially as Vietnam shoulders its role as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in the 2020-2021 term.
At the earlier press conference, Ambassador Manh hailed Vietnam’s outstanding achievements across multiple fields such as politics, foreign affairs and economy in 2019, as well as the country’s major activities at international forums.