Vietnam greatly values comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia
  • | VOV | June 20, 2024 09:49 PM
Vietnam sees the traditional relationship and comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia as a top priority in its external policy, said Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong during his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hanoi on June 20.

At the talks between Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Russian President Vladimir Putin

At the meeting, Trong told his guest that Vietnam always appreciates the valuable support and assistance of the Soviet Union, including the former Russia and the present-day Russian Federation in Vietnam’s struggle for independence in the two resistance wars and the country’s reunification and construction.

He congratulated Putin on his re-election as president with a high number of votes, showing the trust of the Russian people in his leadership in maintaining political and social stability, as well as economic development and foreign policy implementation of Russia.

The Party leader stated that Vietnam also supports Russia's positive contribution to the common tasks of the international community and Russia's eastward policy, while believing that a peaceful, independent, strong and reputable Vietnam with its increasing status is also in line with Russia's long-term interests in the Asia-Pacific and the wider world.

The nation wishes that President Putin and the Russian Federation will continue to take heed to and strongly support the maintenance of peace, stability, security, safety, freedom of navigation and aviation, and key rights and interests of Vietnam, the settlement of disputes in the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea) by peaceful means, in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982), and the implementation of the Declaration of the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), soon reaching an effective and substantive Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC), Trọng continued.

Concerning the situation in Ukraine, the Party chief stressed that Vietnam aspires to soon have dialogue, end hostilities and resume negotiations to reach a peaceful solution on the basis of international law, ensuring legitimate interests of relevant parties. He assured the country’s readiness to actively contribute to accelerating dialogue and negotiations in that direction.

Host and guest also discussed foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation, including strongly strengthening relations with neighbouring countries, deepening bilateral cooperation with strategic partners, comprehensive partners and other important partners.

In response, President Putin hailed the great achievements Vietnam recorded after nearly 40 years of pursuing Doi Moi (renovation) process led by the Communist Party of Vietnam, led by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

Sharing foreign policy of Russia, Putin stated that that the resolution of international and regional issues should be based on international law, the United Nations Charter and peaceful dispute settlement.

Regarding the East Sea issue, the Russian President backs the peaceful settlement of this issue based on international law. Putin also mentioned Russia's position on the conflict in Ukraine.

Both sides consented to continue to strengthen mutual understanding and trust, enhance visits and exchanges at all levels via the Party, State and National Assembly channels.

They pledged to expand economic cooperation as well as partnership in trade, investment, science, technology, defence, security, oil and gas.

They also applauded the important contributions of the Vietnamese community in Russia, which serves as an important bridge for relations between the two nations.

The Vietnamese Party leader asked Russia continue to offer optimal conditions for the Vietnamese community in Russia to work and live stably and for the long-term.

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