|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc shakes hands with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin during their meeting in Moscow on December 1. (Photo: VNA)
Both leaders discussed cooperation between the two countries in economics and agreed to facilitate bilateral trade, including making the most of preferences of the Vietnam and the Asia-Europe Economic Union free trade agreement, and encouraging the implementation of large investment projects in areas that both sides are strong in such as industry, agriculture and infrastructure.
They affirmed determination to maintain and expand cooperation in energy and oil and gas in Vietnam and Russia – one of the key pillars in the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership.
President Phuc and PM Mishustin reached consensus on orientations and measures to boost collaboration in the fields of education-training, science-technology, culture, tourism and people-to-people exchange. They agreed to enhance cooperation in COVID-19 vaccine and drug production.
|President Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Valentina Matvienko, Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. (Photo: VNA)
On the same day, the Vietnamese President met with Valentina Matvienko, Speaker of the Federal Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia in Moscow.
Both leaders appreciated the positive development of the bilateral relations, especially in the fields of politics, trade, economy, investment, defense and security, energy, education and science, despite serious impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
They agreed to further promote the bilateral Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in a deep and effective manner, including collaboration between the two parliaments.