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6/14/2018 2:46:20 PM

National Day of the Russian Federation observed in Hanoi

(VNF) - The Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association, in collaboration with the Russian Embassy in Vietnam, organised a ceremony in Hanoi on June 13th to mark the 28th National Day of the Russian Federation (June 12th, 1990-2018).

A performance at the banquet. (Photos: Tuan Viet)

Congratulating the Government and people of Russia on their National Day and Russia on its hosting the World Cup 2018, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association Trinh Quoc Khanh expressed his delight at the fruitful Vietnam-Russia relations in the past few years.

Traditional friendship and cooperation between the two nations have been nurtured by generations of leaders and peoples of both sides over the past 70 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1950, he said, adding that Vietnam always treasures and prioritises developing its relations with Russia in various fields.

Russian Ambassador to Vietnam, Konstantin Vasilievich Vnukov at the event.

Russian Ambassador to Vietnam, Konstantin Vasilievich Vnukov, affirmed that the two countries have diversified their comprehensive strategic partnership with an array of new kinds of collaboration.

Cooperation has been expanded from politics-diplomacy, economy-trade, culture, and education to people diplomacy, he said, adding that both nations have paid due attention to bolstering mutual understanding between the youths of the two countries.

He added that enhancing relations with countries in Asia-Pacific, including Vietnam, the most time-honored and trustworthy partner of Russia, is one of the priorities of Russia’s foreign policy.

A special art performance programme was included in the event, featuring Russian songs favoured by the Vietnamese people.

Two-way trade between Vietnam and Russia topped USD 3.55 billion in 2017, an annual surge of 35 per cent. The two countries aim to lift their bilateral trade to USD 10 billion by 2020./.

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