PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc welcomes Russian counterpart

14:54 19/11/2018

PSNews - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a solemn ceremony to officially receive the Prime Minister of the Russia Federation Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev in Hanoi on November 19.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev is on his two-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpat Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

This is his fourth trip to Vietnam. He came to Vietnam for the first time in 2010 as the President of Russia, the second time in 2012 and the latest in 2015 as the Prime Minister of Russia.

The visit takes place at a time when the two countries are enjoying the fine relations in all areas of cooperation, and celebrating the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Fundamental Principles for Vietnam – Russia Friendship in 2019, and the 70th founding anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties in 2020.

The two PMs review the Guard of Honor of the People’s Army of Vietnam.

The Russian PM was accompanied by his Deputy and Chairman of the Russian Subcommittee of the Russia-Vietnam Intergovernmental Committee for Economic-Commercial and Scientific-Technological Cooperation, Maxim Akimov; Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstantin Vasilievich Vnukov; Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Kozlov; Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Communications Konstantin Noskov…

The traditional relationship between Vietnam and Russia has been cultivated through the history by leaders and people of the two countries.

Right after the official reception, the two PMs had talks and are expected to witness the signing of cooperation documents between the two sides.

On the same day, Russian PM D. Medvedev will meet with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong.

During his official visit to Vietnam, the Russian PM will also visit and present the Russian State Award to the Vietnam - Russia Tropical Center. PM D. Medvedev will leave Vietnam, closing his official visit to Vietnam on the same day.

By Duy Tien