At the Vietnamese Entrepreneurs’ Forum in Russia themed “Prospect of Vietnam-Russia Cooperation in the context of Vietnam-Eurasian Free Trade Agreement". (Photo: VNA)
Moscow (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has pledged all possible support to investors working in oil and gas, including Zarubezhneft and other Russian companies.

During a working session in Moscow on September 19 with Zarubezhneft – one of Russia’s largest oil companies and a long-standing strategic partner of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas (PetroVietnam), Dung hailed expansive cooperation between Zarubezhneft and PetroVietnam over the past years, evidenced by the good performance of the Vietsovpetro and Rusvietpetro joint ventures.

He welcomed the signing of an inter-governmental agreement on continued cooperation within the Rusvietpetro framework, and a protocol on supplementing an inter-governmental agreement on continuing collaboration within the Vietsovpetro framework.

On September 18, Dung delivered a speech to the Vietnamese Entrepreneurs’ Forum in Russia themed “Prospect of Vietnam-Russia Cooperation in the context of Vietnam-Eurasian Free Trade Agreement”, saying that the reduction of half of tariffs to zero percent and trade facilitation terms would open up chances for Vietnam and member states to promote trade, investment and services.

A key message that the Deputy PM sent to the Vietnamese community abroad and in Russia in particular is forming close partnerships with partners at home to generate a collective power, which he said, is a key to tapping to the fullest free trade agreements signed by Vietnam.

The government will be responsible for clearing hindrances along the way, he pledged.

On September 17, the Deputy PM laid a floral tribute at Ho Chi Minh memorial at a square named after him in Moscow.-VNA