Gov’t chief receives Russian Minister of Emergency Situations
VGP - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Thursday hosted a reception for Russian Minister of Emergency Situations Sen. Lieut. Gen Kurenkov Aleksandr Vyacheslavovich who is on a working visit to Viet Nam.
Prime Minister Pham said that Vietnamese people always bear in mind the wholeheartedly support Russia has offered to Viet Nam during its national protection, construction and development.
Pham reassured Viet Nam attaches great importance to the comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia, considering Russia one of its top priority partners.
He expressed his wish to further strengthen practical and effective cooperation with Russia in all fields, for the common interests of the two countries' people, as well as for peace, stability and development in the region and the world.
The Prime Minister suggested the two sides continue to increase the exchange of delegations at all levels, especially high-level ones, and effectively deploy existing cooperation mechanisms, particularly the intergovernmental committee mechanism, to remove bottlenecks in the cooperation process.
The Government chief urged the two sides to accelerate the upgrading of the Free Trade Agreement between Viet Nam and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
He also asked the two countries to launch new investment projects and develop specific plans to soon reopen direct flights between the two countries.
For his part, Vyacheslavovich affirmed Russia always values traditional relations with Viet Nam and wishes to promote bilateral cooperation across all fields.
Russian people are looking forward to the resumption of air routes between the two countries to strengthen investment, trade and tourism cooperation, and people-to-people exchanges, he added.
He affirmed that his ministry will coordinate with Vietnamese ministries and agencies to implement areas of cooperation as proposed by the Prime Minister./.