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Russia regards Vietnam as a priority partner in Asia-Pacific

Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Russia considers Viet Nam a priority partner in Asia-Pacific, affirmed Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev while holding talks with PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Moscow on Monday.

Meanwhile PM Phuc reiterated that Viet Nam always attaches importance to consolidating and enhancing the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia.

The two PMs expressed their satisfaction at the growing political trust between the two countries. They agreed to continue fostering the exchange of delegations at all levels, effectively maintaining the existing dialogue and consultation mechanisms, and doubling efforts to spur trade ties.

Both sides agreed to strengthen support for their oil and gas joint ventures to operate effectively in both countries and expand operations in third countries.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) shakes hands with his Russia counterpart Dmitry Medvedev, Moscow, Russia, May 16, 2016. Photo: VGP

The two countries also vowed to continue close and effective national defense-security ties, especially in military technical cooperation while enhancing cooperation in other potential areas like science-technology, education-training, culture, tourism, labor and local-to-local cooperation.

PM Phuc conveyed thanks to the Russian leaders and authorities for creating favorable conditions for Vietnamese nationals to live and work in Russia.

Regarding multilateral aspect, the two sides agreed to continue close coordination at such forums like the UN, APEC, ASEM, and ASEAN

PM Phuc congratulated Russia for hosting the ASEAN-Russia Commemorative Summit to mark the 20th anniversary of the relations between ASEAN and Russia.

The two PMs agreed that all disputes in the East Sea must be settled through peaceful measures on the basis of international law, especially the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

They called for full and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea and early conclusion of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea.

PM Phuc took the occasion to invited PM D. Medvedev to visit Viet Nam. The latter accepted the invitation with pleasure.

After the talks, the two PMs witnessed the signing of eight cooperation agreements and co-chaired a press conference to announce the outcomes of their talks./.

Van Hai (Source: VGP)

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