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Vietnamese president plans to discuss the improvement of cooperation with Russia

27.06.2017 18:23

Vietnamese president Tran Dai Quang plans to discuss ways to strengthen strategic partnership between Hanoi and Moscow during his visit to Russia scheduled to take place from June 28 to July 1.

In an interview with TASS, the Vietnamese president said that during the upcoming Moscow talks, he planned "to confirm the country’s course aimed at developing ties with Russia".

"Friendly relations with Russia are a priority as far as our foreign policy is concerned as Vietnam believes your country to be its true strategic partner", Tran Dai Quang pointed out.

The Vietnamese leader added that together with President Vladimir Putin and other top Russian officials, the countries will assess the current state of bilateral relations and exchange views on ways to enhance inter-state ties. Tran Dai Quang is going to discuss specific measures that need to be taken in order to strengthen Vietnamese-Russian partnership in all spheres.

According to him, Hanoi suggests that Vietnam and Russia continue to boost defense, security, tourism, scientific, education and cultural cooperation and the partnership in the sphere of labor resources. Tran Dai Quang stands for the advance of inter-regional ties. Vietnamese president also said that the parties would also discuss the possibility to use all the advantages of the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

Besides, Tran Dai Quang said that he planned to bring up regional and global issues of mutual interest during the APEC summit in Vietnam and under the cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Russia.