Bilateral ties between Russia and Vietnam have reached an all-time high, Konstantin Vnukov, the Russian Ambassador in Hanoi said, according to the Viet News agency. He added that Vietnam is Russia’s only comprehensive strategic partner in the Asia-Pacific.
The ambassador said, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang’s attendance at the recent Victory Day celebrations in Moscow “is the most vivid manifestation of the two peoples’ friendship, mutual trust and understanding.”
He added that during Sang’s visit, Moscow and Ho Chi Minh City signed an agreement on strengthening cooperation in a wide range of fields, including technology, machine manufacturing, food technology, trade, and banking.
According to the report, Vnokov noted that the Vietnamese leader launched, via a TV link, a new complex of the Rusvietpetro, a joint venture between the Russian oil group of Zarubezhneft and the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group. The complex is in the Nenets Autonomous region.
Speaking about defense cooperation, Vnukov said a contract was signed for the transfer of Russian submarines to Vietnam. He added that Russia is helping Vietnam train sailors to run the submarines.
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