Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son and his Russian counterpart Igor Morgulov co-chaired the 7th annual Vietnam-Russia Strategic Dialogue on Diplomacy-Defence-Security in Ho Chi Minh City on November 15.

The two sides discussed measures to accelerate their bilateral relations, and compared notes on international and regional issues of their common concerns.

They stressed that the regular bilateral high-level contact and dialogue have contributed to enhancing mutual trust and creating a firm foundation for cooperation in other fields between the two countries.

Host and guest agreed to bolster comprehensive cooperation in economics as well as in defence, security and military technology.

They affirmed that the two sides will continue their close and effective coordination at international forums, especially the United Nations and other regional mechanisms.

On that same day, Igor Morgulov paid a courtesy visit to Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan.-VNA