Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has described the Memorandum of Understanding on fighting corruption freshly signed between Vietnam and Russia as a practical contribution to fostering and enhancing the bilateral friendship and cooperation.

The Government leader made the remarks while receiving Head of the Anti-Corruption Department of Russia’s Presidential Executive Office Plokhoi Oleg Anatolevich, who is on a working visit to Vietnam , in Hanoi on September 23.

He said the Party and State of Vietnam define anti-corruption as a key and regular task, which must be carried out in a resolute and persistent manner with a focus on improving institutional system and legal regulations as decisive measures.

Vietnam joined the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in 2009.

The country hopes to further cooperation with international partners, including Russia , in sharing experience and training officials in the field, the PM said.

He added that the Government always supports cooperative activities between its Inspectorate and the Russia ’s Anti-Corruption Department.

The Russian official said his agency will closely work with Vietnamese inspectors to implement effectively the cooperation contents featured in the signed MoU.

Earlier, Plokhoi Oleg Anatolevich held talks with Inspector General of the Vietnamese Government Inspectorate Huynh Phong Tranh. He is scheduled to meet with officials from the departments of internal affairs in Quang Ninh and Khanh Hoa provinces and Ho Chi Minh City from September 23-28.-VNA