A delegation from the Coordinating Committee for the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre (CCVRTC) paid a working visit to Russia ’s ancient capital of Saint Petersburg following the committee’s 23 rd meeting from Nov. 27-30.

In Saint Petersburg , the delegation led by Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyen Huy Hieu, President of CCVRTC’s Vietnam subcommittee, visited the Kirov Military Medical Academy and met with the academy director, Major General Belevitin, to discuss cooperation plans between the two countries’ army medical academies, especially in personnel training and medical research.

The delegation also worked with the Children’s Hospital of Infectious Diseases on measures to strengthen cooperation in tropical biomedical research./.