General Secretary of Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receives Sergei Kudryashov, General Director at Zarubezhneft. (Photo: VNA)
 
Moscow (VNA) – Vietnam will create the best conditions for Russian firms to operate or expand their operation in Vietnam, General Secretary of Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong stated on September 7.

Receiving leading officials of Russian oil and gas groups Gazprom and Zarubezneft, which are having traditional and effective cooperation with Vietnam in Moscow within the framework of his ongoing official visit to Russia, the Party leader also expressed his belief that cooperation projects between the two sides will reap desirable outcomes and serve the common benefits of the two countries.

He further stressed that cooperation in the field of oil and gas, as well as in energy, is of strategic significance in the bilateral relation, and spoke highly of the cooperation between the groups and their Vietnamese partner.

The groups’ officials said they are happy at the new achievement in the relations between the two countries, and thanked Vietnam for facilitating their operation. They also expressed their desire to continue the long-term cooperation with the Vietnamese side, and to broaden their cooperation to other fields such as electricity generation, environment protection, human resources training.

Also within the framework of Party leader Trong’s official visit to Russia, Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long had a meeting with his Russian counterpart Konovalov Alexandr Vladimirovich in Moscow on September 7.

Long highly valued the outcomes of the legal and justice cooperation between the two countries, especially since 2010 when the two sides signed an agreement to resume bilateral cooperation. He thanked the Russian government in general and the ministry in particular for their valuable support, especially in the training of Vietnamese legal officials.

Further accelerating legal and justice cooperation with Russia will continue to be a top priority of the international cooperation policy of the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice, Long affirmed.

For his part, Minister Vladimirovich stressed that the cooperation programme for the 2018-2019 period signed between the two ministries to implement the bilateral cooperation agreement is of very large scope. There is large room for specific cooperation subjects, he said, adding that the viewpoint of the Russian ministry is to stand ready to consolidate, broaden and strengthen cooperation with the Vietnamese side.

The two ministers agreed to continue effectively implementing the cooperation programme for the 2018-2019 period, under which the two sides will boost the sharing of experience, continue to effectively implement the legal and justice support agreement, and the Russian side will continue to provide scholarships for Vietnamese students.-VNA