Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said Vietnam has been always making efforts to contribute to the development of the strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation between ASEAN and Russia.

The Vietnamese leader made the remark at the 4th ASEAN-Russia Summit commemorating the 30th anniversary of bilateral relations.

PM Chinh suggested Russia continue assisting people of ASEAN member countries, including Vietnam, in the country.

Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that ASEAN is Russia’s reliable strategic partner, and Russia is willing to assist the bloc in combating COVID-19 and easing its socio-economic impacts.

Russia will continue to actively join ASEAN-led forums, and support the association’s centrality as well as its efforts in promoting dialogue, cooperation and trust building, he affirmed.

 At the end of the meeting, the two sides adopted a joint declaration on building a peaceful, stable and sustainable region, and another on cooperation in the global drug combat./.