Russia foreign minister visits Vietnam
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov will visit Vietnam on Jul. 5 and 6 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Bui Thanh Son.
His visit takes place at a time when the two nations are marking the 10th anniversary of their comprehensive strategic partnership, Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Vietnam and the then Soviet Union established diplomatic relations in 1950.
Russia, the latter’s successor state, and Vietnam elevated it into a strategic partnership in 2001 and into a comprehensive strategic partnership 11 years later.
Relations between the two have been strengthened through exchanges of delegations and bilateral meetings at all levels.
Their trade was worth US$7.1 billion last year following a 25 percent jump from 2020. Russia has 151 projects in Vietnam with total investment of more than $950 million.
During his visit to Russia from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 last year, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc joined his counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to issue a joint statement on the vision of the comprehensive strategic partnership for until 2030, which seeks cooperation in all fields.
By Hong Hanh – VnExpress.net – July 4, 2022