Hanoi, Moscow look to bolster cooperation hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung on December 16 hosted a reception for a delegation of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF).

Dung highlighted the close traditional ties between Vietnam and the Soviet Union in the past and the Russian Federation at present.

He added that the signing of a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), of which Russia is a member, has opened up cooperation chances in trade, investment and tourism for both sides.

The Hanoi leader said the Vietnamese capital city is home to more than 5,920 cultural and historical relics together with rich intangible heritage, which holds enormous potential for the capital city and Moscow to bolster cooperation in tourism and services so as to promote economic growth.

The Russia-Vietnam relations are thriving, especially after Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s successful visit to Russia earlier this month, affirmed Leonid Kalashnikov, Vice Chairman of the KPRF and head of Russian State Duma’s Committee on Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots.

He announced that a Duma delegation is set to visit Vietnam next year to further strengthen the bilateral relations.

He urged Hanoi authorities to pay heed to accelerating the construction of a Moscow Centre in Hanoi which will help promote Russian culture and trade in Hanoi in a way similar to the Hanoi Centre in Moscow.

In reply, Dung said Hanoi has introduced a land lot spanning more than 4.6 ha in Me Tri ward of Nam Tu Liem district for the project, and pledged to work for its prompt implementation./.