National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on December 9 met with President of the Republic of Tartastan, Rustam Minnikhanov as part of her trip to Russia from December 8-11.
|National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (L) and President of the Republic of Tartastan, Russia, Rustam Minnikhanov
President Minnikhanov told his guest that his republic places importance on relations with Vietnam, and thanked Vietnamese leaders for their support to the enhancement of relations and cooperation between the two countries’ localities.
Bilateral economic relations and trade have yet to match with the potential, and both sides need to further foster relations in order to increase trade, he noted. The president briefed the Vietnamese NA leader on his republic’s potential and pointed to the fields the two sides are able to cooperate in such as education, science and tourism.
In reply, Ngan affirmed Vietnam’s recognition of great importance to the comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia, regarding this as one of the top priorities in its foreign policy.
The Vietnamese people will forever bear in mind the support and assistance given to Vietnam by the Russian people during the past struggles for national liberation and reunification, as well as the current process of national construction and defence, she said.
|At a working session between Vietnamese NA leader Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and President of the Republic of Tartastan, Russia, Rustam Minnikhanov
The Vietnamese NA always supports the further promotion of the all-around cooperation between Vietnam and Russia, Ngan said while hailing the sound diplomatic and political relations between the two countries.
She also expressed her confidence that economic, trade, investment cooperation and cross-cultural exchanges and tourism between Vietnamese localities and Tatarstan will continue growing steadily in the time ahead.
The NA Chairwoman said she hopes the President will facilitate the Vietnamese community there in their life and work.
The President, in turn, voiced his support for Vietnamese students studying there, and highlighted the important roles of the two legislative bodies in propelling the bilateral ties forwards.VNA