Deputy PM receives Russian Security Council Secretary hinh anh 1Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh(R) welcomes Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA)Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev emphasised the need for regional countries to maintain peace and stability, and heighten the role of multilateral cooperation mechanisms and international law in addressing the region’s issues.

At their meeting in Hanoi on March 15, Patrushev informed the host of the outcomes of his working sessions with Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh on issues related to bilateral relations, ASEAN-Russia cooperation and the situation in Asia-Pacific.

Minh, who is also Foreign Minister, affirmed that Vietnam continually attaches importance to its comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia.

Appreciating cooperation in security between the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security and Russia’s Security Council, he said he is satisfied with positive results of the two countries’ ties in politics, economics, trade, defence-security, education-training and culture.

Both sides agreed to actively implement measures to further boost multi-faceted cooperation and closely coordinate in enforcing the free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union once it comes into effect, in order to increase the efficiency of the two sides’ economic and trade cooperation.

They also appreciated collaboration between Russia and ASEAN, hoping that the ASEAN-Russia Summit to be held in Sochi in May will be a success, contributing to improving their dialogue partnership, for their own interests and for peace and stability in Asia-Pacific and the world.-VNA