Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu (right) and head of the Just Russia party Sergey Mikhailovich Mironov (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam always treasures and wishes to enhance the fruitful relationship with Russia, for pragmatic interests of both sides, said Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu.

At a reception for head of the Just Russia party Sergey Mikhailovich Mironov in Hanoi on April 16, Luu said leaders and parliamentarians of the two countries have regularly held meetings and supported each other’s viewpoints on issues of shared concern.

Applauding contributions made by parliamentarians from the Just Russia party and Mironov to consolidating and promoting the bilateral relations, the Vietnamese official urged them to work harder to foster the ties across fields, especially in economy and trade, in order to soon bring two-way trade to 10 billion USD.

He took the occasion to call for support for the Vietnamese community in Russia.

In reply, Mironov highlighted the thriving economic links, along with cultural and tourism cooperation between Vietnam and Russia.

He congratulated Vietnam on successfully hosting the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) last January.

Stressing similar views shared by Vietnam and Russia on international issues, Mironov noted his hope that his visit will help intensify the friendship between the two countries.-VNA