Defence Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich on July 7 visited the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre in Hanoi and offered congratulations to Russian experts there on the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War.
Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh was granted with the Order of Friendship of Russia on September 23 for his contributions to the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
The Coordinating Committee for the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre held its 29th session in Moscow on December 4 to assess the centre’s operation in the past year.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev granted the Order of Friendship, a state decoration of the Russian Federation, to General Director of the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre Nguyen Hong Du on November 19 for his contributions to the bilateral relations.
President Tran Dai Quang has praised the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre for its contributions to promoting scientific research and socio-economic development, and ensuring defence-security in each country, thus strengthening the traditional friendship and strategic cooperation between the two nations.
Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre’s staff should make greater effort to fulfill heavy tasks assigned by the State, expand cooperation with science and technology organizations and train highly qualified human resources.