Vietnamese President to attend Victory Day ceremonies in Moscow

Truong Tan Sang confirmed his participation in the ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang will attend the ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, the Vietnamese government said in a press note.

“President Truong Tan Sang will attend celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War in Russia from May 7-10 at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin,” the press note read.

Truong is also expected to hold talks with Putin, where the two sides are set to the review defence ties and the progress on a Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union.  Vietnam was a staunch ally of the USSR, but now has close ties with both Russia and the US. 

Over 27 heads of state and government are expected in Moscow during the Victory Day weekend. 

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