State President Truong Tan Sang met with Governor of Moscow province Andrei Vorobyov and other local authorities on May 10 in Moscow.

During the meeting, the President hailed the development of the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership and the fruitful achievements from their practical cooperation in trade, science-technology, education-training and culture between the two nations’ localities.

He said he was impressed with Russia’s strong development and that of its capital, contributing to the prosperity of the country.

The Governor briefed the President on the cooperation between Moscow and Vietnam’s localities, including Ho Chi Minh City.

President Sang welcomed the signing of the cooperation agreement between Moscow and Ho Chi Minh City, saying the document lays a legal foundation for boosting cooperation towards fully tapping their respective potential.

He also urged the Governor to support the establishment of a joint light industry zone in Moscow province to create more jobs for both local Russians and the Vietnamese overseas community.

On the occasion, a cooperation agreement was signed by Chairman of the municipal Peoples’ Committee Le Hoang Quan and Governor Andrei Vorobyov. President Sang witnessed the signing.

The same day, President Sang attended a ceremony to mark the 10 millionth tonne of oil tapped by RusVietpetro, a joint venture between the Russian oil group of Zarubezhneft and the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group, at the Russian company’s headquarter.

Later the day, President and his entourages left Moscow for Prague for a State visit to the Czech Republic from May 10-13.-VNA