Vietnam desires to reinforce partnership with Russia

VOV.VN - Vietnam wishes to promote partnership with Russia in an extensive and effective manner for mutual benefit, President Tran Dai Quang said at a July 25 reception for Secretary of the Security Council of Russia General Nikolai Patrushev in Hanoi.

President Quang told his guest that during his visit to Russia in June this year, leaders of the two nations discussed major orientations and specific measures to augment future bilateral cooperation, including fostering coordination in ensuring national security and coping with non-traditional security challenges.

Vietnam greatly values partnership with Russia in defence and security on the foundation of signed agreements as well as existing mechanisms such as cooperation deals between the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Defence of Vietnam and Russia’s Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Defence, and Security Council.

The country hailed the role of Russia in the Asian-Pacific region, as well as the country’s support for Russia’s enhanced role at regional security forums such as the East Asia Summit, the ASEAN Regional Forum, the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus. Vietnam is also willing to coordinate closely with Russia at these forums, Quang said.

The Vietnamese State leader also stated that Vietnam wants to step up cooperation with Russia in UN peacekeeping, while holding that the constructive engagement of Russia in the maintenance of peace, stability in the region as well as maritime security cooperation activities is important.

He suggested Russia continue helping Vietnam train officials for Vietnam’s defence and security sectors.

General Nikolai Patrushev briefed his host on the outcomes of his talks with Minister of Public Security To Lam and his meeting with Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich.

On the occasion, he thanked Vietnam for dispatching a delegation to participate in the eighth international high-level security meeting in the Russian region of Tver in May and made positive contributions to the success of the event.

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