Vietnamese students with excellent academic results are rewarded at the party in Saint Petersburg (Photo: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy hosted a banquet at the Hanoi-Moscow Complex in the Russian capital city on February 5 on the occasion of the Lunar New Year festival (Tet).

Those attending the event included representatives from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Security Service, the Institute of Far Eastern Studies, and the Russia – Vietnam Friendship Association.

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Son said he was pleased with the Russian guests’ presence which demonstrated the strong friendship between the two countries.

He expressed his hope that bilateral relations will continue to be solidified this year.

Earlier the same day, the Lao Ambassador to Russia visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Moscow and extended Tet greetings.

Meanwhile, Vietnamese people in Saint Petersburg also held a year end party with the participation of Russian officials and friends.

More than 100,000 Vietnamese nationals are working and living in Russia, including some 6,000 students, and the numbers are still rising.-VNA