Phuc affirmed that Vietnam always treasures its comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia and wants to foster bilateral ties in all areas for benefits of both nations.

President Putin, for his part, affirmed that Russia always considers Vietnam its leading strategic partner in the region.

The two leaders then discussed and agreed on important directions and measures to open up a new cooperation period of the Vietnam – Russia comprehensive strategic partnership with a vision to 2030.

They held that there remains room to boost Vietnam-Russia trade and investment ties as their goods and services are supplementary to each other.

They highly valued the bilateral cooperation in COVID-19 prevention and control over the recent past, including the sharing of face masks, medical supplies and vaccine.

The two leaders also discussed collaboration in maintaining peace and stability and ensuring security, safety, freedom of maritime and aviation in Asia-Pacific, particularly in the East Sea, in accordance with international law, including the 1982 UNCLOS./.