Participants of the symposium (Photo: dangcongsan.vn)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The Russian October Revolution has laid an essential foundation for the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia, heard an international symposium in Hanoi on November 23-24.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Kim Son, President of Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU), said the Russian October Revolution shone a new light on Vietnam’s struggle for liberation.

He highlighted valuable contributions made by people of the former Soviet Union, present-day Russia, to Vietnam’s initial achievements in industrialisation, modernisation and national defence over the past 70 years.

Praising the support of the former Soviet Union in the past and Russia today for Vietnam’s education sector, Son said since 1950, the former Soviet Union and Russia have trained hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese lecturers and researchers, with hundreds of them working for VNU.

Other reports delivered at the event focused on the Russian October Revolution’s impacts on historical events in Southeast Asia and the journey of Nguyen Ai Quoc, an alias of President Ho Chi Minh, in Russia from 1923-1924.

The symposium, which was jointly held by VNU and the Russian Centre for Science and Culture, is expected to deepen the traditional friendship and mutual understanding between Russian and Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular, said Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Le Hong Son.-VNA