During the meeting (Source: VNA)
Moscow (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on May 17 called at Zarubezhneft – one of Russia’s leading oil and gas groups during his ongoing Russia visit from May 16-20.

In his welcome speech, Zarubezhneft General Director Sergey Kudryashov thanked the Vietnamese government for its support over the past number of years and pledged to boost ties with Vietnamese partners in the future.

The PM spoke highly of the effective cooperation between the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and Zarubezhneft, evidenced by the operation of their joint ventures Vietsovpetro and Rusvietpetro, considering it a vivid symbol of the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.

The Vietnamese government always provides all possible support for sustainable, long-term and mutually-beneficial collaboration between the two countries, as well as between PetroVietnam and Zarubezhneft in particular, he stated.

In such spirit, he expressed his support to firms which study and expand the exploration of oil and gas in the two countries or the third country.

The guest also suggested seeking new forms of cooperation, especially in processing petrol products, manufacturing engine fuels and applying green technologies.

Talking with Zarubezhneft engineers and workers, the PM believed that on the back of the long-standing and close friendship between Vietnam and Russia, PetroVietnam - Zarubezhneft cooperation will further progress in the foreseeable future.

The Vietnamese leader is scheduled to visit Gazprom oil and gas group and hold a meeting with Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko the same day.-VNA