National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has asked the St Petersburg Legislative Assembly to promote cooperation with the Vietnamese NA and People’s Councils in Vietnam’s provinces and cities.

At a meeting with Acting Chairman of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Sergey Andenko in Russia on March 10, Hung said his visit aims to deepen the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia.

Russia is a leading and important partner in Vietnam ’s foreign policy, affirmed the NA leader.

For his part, Andenko said Vietnam and the former Soviet Union and the Russian Federation boast a time-honoured traditional friendship.

He said the city authorities are actively building cooperation agreements with Hanoi.

St. Petersburg wants to further cooperate with Vietnam’s NA and the authorities of cities and provinces, therefore helping advance the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership, said Andenko.

NA Chairman Hung and his entourage visited the Winter Palace before leaving St. Petersburg for Moscow.-VNA