Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and his entourage on November 25 left Moscow for Sochi city in Russia ’s southwestern province of Krasnodar .

Earlier, the Vietnamese Party leader visited Zarubezhneft Group, one of the leading oil and gas firms in Russia .

Congratulating the group’s achievements and contributions to Russia ’s development, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong stressed the importance of energy and oil and gas cooperation in the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia , describing it as one of the strategic, long-term and effective cooperation areas.

He also spoke highly of the collaboration between Zarubezhneft Group and the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), saying that their joint venture Vietsovpetro is an symbol of the effective cooperation.

Affirming his support for the two countries’ expansion of cooperation in oil and gas exploration and exploitation, he expressed his hope that PetroVietnam and Zarubezhneft will further develop in the future, actively contributing to consolidating the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.-VNA