As part of his official visit to Russia, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on the afternoon of May 14 met with Speaker of the State Duma of Russia Sergei Naryshkin.

Dung briefed Naryshkin on the outcomes of his talks with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, which took place earlier on the same day.

He stressed that with the two sides’ political determination, bilateral relations between Vietnam and Russia will become more and more effective and practical, making important contributions to each country’s development and meeting the desires of the two peoples.

On the occasion, Dung conveyed Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Sinh Hung’s invitation to the head of the Russian Duma to visit Vietnam .

Naryshkin appreciated the friendship and cooperative relations between the two countries over the time. He also noted PM Dung’s contributions to boosting bilateral cooperation ties.

The Russian Duma head also spoke highly of contributions by friendship parliamentarian groups between the two sides.

Dung and Naryshkin expressed delight over the positive development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries. They were also pleased with the fine cooperation between the two countries’ legislative bodies.-VNA