Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Nguyen Thanh Son discussed cooperation enhancement with Governor of Russia’s Tambov region Oleg Betin at the Embassy’s headquarters in Moscow on April 16.

Briefing Betin on the outcomes of the recent Vietnam visit by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Son said it is important to deepen overall bilateral cooperation, adding that his country treasures its ties with Tambov.

The diplomat noted a major Vietnamese dairy processing company is interested in investing in Russia and that he plans to introduce this firm to the region.

Governor Oleg Betin said Tambov has agricultural advantages and is only 450 kilometres from the capital city of Moscow.

The prospect of cooperation with Vietnam in animal livestock and processing is promising, he said, citing that a number of livestock and poultry processing facilities have been built and many others are under construction in Tambov.

The official also introduced other potentials of his region, voicing his willingness to collaborate with Vietnamese enterprises to tap into Russia’s huge market for agricultural products and export food to Vietnam.

At the meeting, the two sides also touched upon other possible cooperation areas and agreed to coordinate to promote the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.-VNA