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Moscow (VNA) – A Russian expert on Asia-Pacific and the ASEAN from the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies has hailed Vietnam as an attractive market for investors and a highly competitive economy.

In a recent interview granted to Vietnam News Agency, Maria Stanislavovna Zelenkova highlighted Vietnam’s economic achievements with a 6.6 percent growth and expanded economic ties with 200 partner countries around the world.

Vietnam has shifted from agriculture and light industry to heavy industries and science-technology, she said, suggesting that Vietnam should focus on new technologies and new economic sectors, including nuclear energy.

As Russia has the world’s leading technology in nuclear energy, Stanislavovna said Vietnam should firmly believe in Russia’s support in the field, including in human resources training.

She expressed her belief that nuclear energy would become an important factor in the Vietnamese economy.

Regarding investment, the Russian expert said Vietnam appeals to foreign investors thanks to its skilled workforce and the State’s suitable policies on investment, real estate and business incentives.

Commenting on the prospects of the Vietnam-Eurasian Economic Union free trade agreement that took effect on October 5, she said the deal would bring a lot of benefits to Vietnam.

Thanks to considerable economic growth, Vietnam could join the deal not only as a key member but also an investor able to compete with other countries, she said, adding that Vietnamese firms should do their best to enter EAEU market as an investor.-VNA