Int’l media show positive views of Russian President’s Vietnam visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s state visit to Vietnam from June 19-20 has received positive evaluations from international media who said the visit will create a new momentum for the promotion of the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.

Russia’s TASS news agency held that the state visit, the highest level under the diplomatic protocol, shows the sound relations between Vietnam and Russia.

At the same time, the US journal The Diplomat asserted that Vietnam continues to pursue a multilateral foreign policy, striving to build good relationships with all major powers.

This is especially true for a partner with a long-standing traditional relationship with Vietnam like Russia, the newspaper stated. This view was also shared by Ian Storey, an expert at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute of Singapore.

In an article on the visit, the South China Morning Post showed an impression of the expectation and sentiments the Vietnamese people have for the Russian leader.

According to this newspaper, the good traditional relationship, as well as the warm and close image of Russia have left good impressions in the hearts of the Vietnamese people, especially when many generations of Vietnamese have studied and worked in Russia./.