Ambassador of Vietnam to Russia Ngo Duc Manh (L) and President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov at the meeting (Source: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) - The Republic of Bashkortostan of Russia wants to promote trade cooperation with Vietnamese localities in many fields, especially in producing oil and gas, and agriculture, said President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov.

Rustem made the statement during a meeting with Ambassador of Vietnam to Russia Ngo Duc Manh, who was on a working visit to Bashkortostan’s Ufa capital city from May 28-30.

While highlighting potential and strengths of Bashkortostan, he said the authority welcomes Vietnam’s TH True Milk Group’s project to breed dairy cows and process milk in Bashkortostan.

Over 3,000 ha of land are ready for the project, and the authority will create favourable conditions for the Vietnamese firm to successfully implement the project, he added.

He revealed that officials from the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau of Vietnam would visit Bashkortostan to bolster cooperation between the twinned localities.

For his part, Ambassador Manh pledged to do his utmost to further promote the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia, including connection among the two countries’ localities, especially in economic, trade and investment link, and in training experts working in the oil and gas industry.

During his stay, Manh met with representatives from the State Committee for Foreign Economic Relations, the Bashkortostan Development Agency, and those from the Vietnamese community in the locality. He also visited Ufa State Petroleum Technological University (USPTU), and the petrochemical research institute Birintex. -VNA