Vietnam wishes to receive Russia’s first batch of COVID-19 vaccine in July or August: ambassador hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi donates for COVID-19 vaccine fund (Photo: VNA)
Moscow (VNA) - Vietnam hopes that Russia will support technology transfer and COVID-19 vaccine production in Vietnam and provide the first batch of vaccine in July or August, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi has recently told Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.

Presenting a copy of State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s credential letter to the Russian official, Khoi thanked Russia for granting 1,000 vaccine doses during the Vietnam visit by Secretary of the Security Council of Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev in March.

Morgulov expressed his delight that Russia’s vaccine receives Vietnam’s attention, promising to push for the early delivery of vaccine to the country.

He also appreciated the Vietnamese community living in Russia, and promised to maintain attention and coordination with the Vietnamese embassy in addressing existing legal obstacles to facilitate the life, work and study of Vietnamese citizens in Russia.

At the meeting, both sides affirmed that Vietnam and Russia consider each other a reliable partner, and a priority in their respective foreign policy. They said that maintaining the time-tested good relationship is an important condition for promoting bilateral cooperation in the new situation.

They also reached a consensus on boosting effective cooperation through such measures as delegation exchange, technology transfer and vaccine production, the development of key economic projects, especially in the fields of oil and gas, energy, agriculture, logistics, science and technology. The two countries will also coordinate in the international arena./.