President Tran Dai Quang (right) and his Russian counterpart Vladimir (Photo: PutinSputnik)

Hanoi (VNA) –
President Tran Dai Quang on June 12 sent a congratulatory message to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the 28th anniversary of Russia Day (June 12, 1990-2018).

The same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc also cabled a message of greetings to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh congratulated Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov.

Vietnam and Russia set up diplomatic ties on January 30, 1950. Since then, the bilateral ties have been developing in various fields, especially politics, culture and economy.
 
Two-way trade topped 5.3 billion USD in 2017, representing a year-on-year rise of 35 percent.

The two countries are working together to raise the figure to 10 billion USD by 2020.-VNA