A seminar was held in Moscow on November 21 by the Far East Institute under the Russia Academy of Science to discuss the prospects for Vietnam – Russia relations in the new context.

The event brought together a number of Russian experts in the field, including E.M. Kobelev, G.M. Loksin, D.V. Mosyakov, A.A. Sokolov, and A.P. Svetov.

On his opening speech, Dmitry Mosyakov, Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian, Australian and Oceanian Studies under the Institute, said the strategic comprehensive partnership is beneficial to the pair and totally fits their national interests.

Since both sides have been prepared for elevating the partnership to a higher level in terms of quality, the forthcoming visit to Russia by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong will aim to make a breakthrough in the work, he noted.

During the seminar, delegates touched upon various aspects of the bilateral relations, such as political cooperation; models for the strategic comprehensive partnership as well as prospects for future cooperation in trade, education and culture.

The seminar was organised as a forerunner to the upcoming visit to Russia by the Vietnamese Party chief.-VNA