Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, Nguyen Thanh Son, visited Russia from May 18-25.

The deputy Minister met with his Russian counterpart, Grigory Karasin, who is in charge of Russians living abroad, to learn from Russia ’s experience in supporting their people in foreign countries.

Son asked Russia to help Vietnam and Vietnamese Embassy in works related to the Vietnamese community in Russia to help them develop dynamically and sustainably in accordance with local laws, contributing to increasing traditional friendship and strategic partnership between the two countries.

He also planned to meet leaders of local agencies in migration, labour and employment and guest worker affairs to learn about the situation of the Vietnamese community in Russia and discussed cooperative measures between relevant agencies of both countries.

Deputy Minister Son also met with representatives of overseas Vietnamese in Russia on May 22.

On the occasion, the diplomat presented an insignia “For the Cause of Sea and Island Sovereignty Protection” of the Vietnam Naval High Command to Do Xuan Hoang, Chairman of the Vietnamese Association in Russia. /.