Vietnam Ambassador to Russia Nguyen Thanh Son (2nd, right) and Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergei Levchenko (2nd, left) at the meeting. (Photo: baotintuc.vn)

Moscow (VNA) – Vietnam Ambassador to Russia Nguyen Thanh Son held a working session with Sergei Levchenko, Governor of the Irkutsk region, in Moscow, Russia on November 3 to discuss the future of Vietnam-Irkutsk ties.

At the meeting, Ambassador Son congratulated Levchenko on his election as Irkutsk governor in September. He hoped that in this position, the Governor, who is a member of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, will work to further strengthen the relations between Irkutsk and Vietnamese localities as well as between Vietnam and Russia.

The ambassador updated the Governor on underway joint projects between Vietnam and Moscow region and opportunities for collaboration between Vietnam’s northern Thanh Hoa and Quang Ninh provinces and Russia.

The two sides discussed options and measures to promote regional-level partnerships in education, tourism, investment and trade between the two countries.

They agreed to maintain regular information exchange to foster the bilateral cooperation.

Located in southeastern Siberia, Irkutsk region covers an area of approximately 780,000 square kilometres and has a population of nearly 2.5 million people.

Its main industries include wood processing, mining, metallurgy, energy and machine-building.-VNA