HCM Institute – bridge of Vietnam-Russia relationship hinh anh 1The working session (Source: VNA)
Moscow (VNA) – Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai on September 14 visited the Ho Chi Minh Institute of Saint Petersburg University as part of her visit to Russia.

Founded in 2010, the institute is a joint project between Saint Petersburg University and the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (NPA), said Director of the institute Prof. Vladimir Kolotov.

Over the past six years, the two sides have worked together to organise various workshops on President Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts, the outcomes of which were collated into a book published in Russian and Vietnamese.

The institute has conducted studies on Vietnam’s politics, economy, history and culture, and trained students, while seeking ways to expand cooperation between Vietnam and Russia, he said.

The institute is teaming up with the NPA and other partners in Vietnam to organise the first-ever exhibition on Vietnamese culture at the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest museums worldwide, on May 19, 2019, according to Prof. Kolotov.

Mai described the institute as a bridge for the friendship between Vietnam and Russia.

She promised to exert all-out efforts to support the exhibition.

The same day, Mai met with representatives of the Vietnamese community in St. Petersburg.

Mai and her entourage then left Russia for the Czech Republic.-VNA