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Party leader holds talks with Russian President Putin

VGP – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam Nguyen Phu Trong on Thursday held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a two-day State visit to Viet Nam.

June 20, 2024 9:10 PM GMT+7
Party leader holds talks with Russian President Putin- Ảnh 1.

On behalf of the Party, State and people of Viet Nam, Party leader Nguyen warmly welcomed President Putin to Viet Nam and appreciated Putin's constant affection and support for Vietnamese people and the relations between Viet Nam and Russia.

Putin has directly worked with Vietnamese leaders to establish strategic partnership in 2001 and comprehensive strategic partnership in 2012, Nguyen noted.

President Putin has made great contributions and support for the advancement off the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between the two nations, the Party chief added.

Nguyen highlighted that President Putin's ongoing visit takes place on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Principles of Friendly Relations between Viet Nam and Russia (June 16, 1994-2024) and on the threshold of the 75th founding anniversary of Viet Nam-Russia diplomatic relations (1950-2025).

General Secretary Nguyen congratulated Putin upon his re-election as President of Russia, which indicated Russian people's trust in Putin's leadership.

Nguyen briefed Putin about recent developments in Viet Nam and its development goals towards 2030 and 2045 when the Southeast Asian nation celebrates the 100th founding anniversary of Viet Nam.

The Party leader reaffirmed that Viet Nam always treasures Russia's valueable support and assistance for the struggle for national independence in the past and the current course of national construction.

Viet Nam attaches importance to the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia, considering Russia a top priority partner in its foreign policy, Nguyen reassured.

He reaffirmed Viet Nam's support for Russia's active contributions to the common work of the international community, expressing his firm belief that a peaceful, independent and strong Viet Nam with rising international prestige and position would be relevant to Russia's long-term interests in the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

Nguyen called on President Putin and Russia to continue strong support for maintaining peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation, for Viet Nam's legitimate rights interests, for peaceful settlement of disputes in the East Sea in accordance with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, for implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), and for early conclusion of efficient and substantial Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).

With regard to the situation in Ukraine, Party General Secretary Nguyen said Viet Nam wishes for early dialogue, end of warfare, resumption of negotiations in order to reach a peaceful solution on the basis of international law, ensure the legitimate interests of the relevant parties, affirming that Viet Nam stands ready to actively contribute to accelerating this process.

In pursuance of its foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multi-lateralization of external relations, Viet Nam looks to consolidate relations with neighboring countries, promote and deepen bilateral cooperation with strategic and comprehensive partners and other major partners.

Viet Nam also remains steadfast with its "four nos" defense policy: no partaking in military alliances, no siding with one country to act against another, no foreign military bases in the Vietnamese territory or using Viet Nam as leverage to counteract other countries, and no using force or threatening to use force in international relations.

President Putin expressed his pleasure to visit Viet Nam and meet with Party leader Nguyen again, emphasizing that Viet Nam is a reliable friend and partner of Russia.

Advancing the comprehensive strategic partnership with Viet Nam is a priority in Russia's foreign policy toward Asia-Pacific, Putin said.

He spoke highly of Viet Nam's great achievements and its international prestige and position since the reform policy was introduced nearly 40 years ago under the leadership of the Communist Party of Viet Nam led by General Secretary Nguyen.

Regarding the East Sea issue, President Putin voiced support for the peaceful resolution of the East Sea issue on the basis of international law.

Both sides engaged in broad and deep discussions on the bilateral ties and agreed on major orientations and measures to further promote and deepen bilateral cooperation across fields for the benefits of the two countries and for peace and stability in the region and the world.

The two leaders agreed to continue enhancing mutual understanding and trust through promoting the exchange of visits and contacts on the Party, State, National Assembly channels.

The pair agreed to boost economic, trade, investment, scientific and technological cooperation while reinforcing defense-security ties./.

On energy front, the two sides agreed to create favorable conditions for the their businesses to effectively carry out the exisiting projects and expand investment projects with the participation of national oil and gas companies in the two countries' territories.

The two leaders also agreed to beef up cooperation in other important areas like agriculture, education and training, culture, tourism, people-to-people connections, and local-to-local cooperation.

Party leader Nguyen asked the Russian side to continue creating favorable conditions for the Vietnamese community to live and work in Russia, contributing to consolidating the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two nations.

On the occasion, both sides adopted a Joint Statement on deepening the Viet Nam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership outlining the principles and orientations for advancing the bilateral ties for long-term benefits of the two countries and for peace, security and sustainable development in the region and the world./.