The Russian Embassy in Hanoi on January 29 gave a reception to mark the 65th anniversary of Vietnam and Russia diplomatic ties.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai described the establishment of Vietnam-Russia diplomatic ties 65 years ago (January 30, 1950) as an important milestone in history of the two countries, saying that it laid a foundation for their close friendship and comprehensive cooperation.

Vietnam always remembers and appreciates Russia’s support in the past and present, he said.

He highlighted the countries’ achievements in all-around cooperation, especially in politics-diplomacy, economics-trade, energy, and defence-security, saying that Vietnam and Russia will obtain more fruits, contributing to each nation’s development, for peace, development in the region and the world.

Russian Charge d’Affaires in Vietnam     Vadim V. Bublikov reviewed the two countries’ achievements over the past 65 years. The two sides set up the mechanism of annual high-level delegation exchange.

Russia helped Vietnam in building key infrastructure projects, such as Hoa Binh and Tri An hydropower plants, Pha Lai thermoelectricity plant and Vietnam-Russia Oil and Gas Joint Venture Vietsopetro, which play an important role in promoting Vietnam’s economic development.

The two sides look to further their links through new oil and gas joint ventures such Rusvietpetro and Gazpromviet, especially the implementation of Vietnam’s first nuclear power plant with Russia’s support.-VNA