A delegation from the Vietnamese Government’s Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) led by Minister and Chairman Giang Seo Phu paid a working visit to Russia from June 20-30.

In Moscow , the Vietnamese delegation worked with Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Denisov and leaders of the Federal Council of Russia (Upper House), the Committee for Ethnic Policy of the Russian State Duma (Lower House) and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

In the meetings, the two sides noted a great potential for cooperation between the two countries in general and between the CEMA and Russian agencies in particular in ethnic relations, saying that it should be promoted for the interests of the two sides, helping strengthen the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Russia .

Earlier, the delegation visited Ekaterinburg city in Sverdlov province and the ancient capital city of Saint Petersburg as well as met with the Vietnamese community in Russia. /.