Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with visiting Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russia Sergey Evgenievich Naryshkin in Hanoi on December 2, stressing that Vietnam attaches special importance to its relations with Russia and wishes for their further growing ties in the future.

The Cabinet leader valued the outcomes of the talks between the two countries’ top legislators, considering them a crucial contribution to the time-honoured friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia.

He thanked the European country for its enormous support and assistance to Vietnam in the struggle for national liberation and unification in the past as well as the current national construction.

He asked both sides to further coordinate and support each other’s viewpoints and legitimate interests at international forums, especially the United Nations.

They should also enhance delegation and people-to-people exchanges in order to boost mutual trust and understanding while beefing up affiliation in potential areas such as economy, trade, investment, and tourism along with traditional ones like science-technology, education-training, oil and gas, military technique, and nuclear energy, the PM said.

For his part, Sergey Evgenievich Naryshkin stressed that Russia values the development of bilateral relations in all realms from politics-diplomacy and economy to oil and gas, nuclear energy, and military technique.

During their meeting, the two sides exchanged views on complicated developments and conflicts around the globe and touched upon the values of a multipolar world with respect to dialogue and one another’s legitimate interests as well as compliance with international law.

Regarding the East Sea issue, the Russian official reiterated his country’s support for Vietnam’s stance of using peaceful measures, abiding by internationally recognised principles, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and not using force under any form.-VNA