PM greets Russian interior minister hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (L) receives Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has hailed the ongoing visit to Vietnam by Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev as a practical contribution to promoting the cooperation between the two countries across many fields.

During a reception in Hanoi on March 21, the Prime Minister said the traditional friendship and strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia has made new and remarkable strides in various realms, while mutual trust and understanding has been increasingly reinforced.

He added that Vietnam will always remember Russia’s valuable assistance in the cause of national liberation, reunification, reconstruction and development.

The PM affirmed Vietnam will do its best to promote the bilateral strategic partnership and carry out effectively major bilateral projects in economics and investment and trade; energy, oil and gas; science and technology; education and training, and technical military.

The Vietnamese Government supports cooperation activities between Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security and Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, especially in human resources training, experience exchanges as well as in preventing terrorism, crime, and ensuring cyber security and safety, he said.

Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev told the host that the two ministries agreed on a number of cooperative activities during their earlier talks in Hanoi, including the signing of a joint action programme for 2016-2018, focusing on personnel training and professional exchanges.

Russia hopes to increase cooperation with its Vietnamese partner and will pay more attention to supporting and protecting Vietnamese citizens and businesses in Russia, he added.-VNA