The Hanoitimes - Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh spoke highly of the maintenance of the strategic dialogue and political consultation mechanisms between the two Foreign Ministries, thereby facilitating information exchanges between the two sides and supporting them to fulfill their political tasks.
Deputy PM, FM Minh made the above statementat reception for Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov who came to Vietnam to attend the 9th Vietnam-Russia Strategic Dialogue on Diplomacy-Defence-Security and the political consultation at the deputy FM level.
Minh stressed the need for both sides to strengthen the exchange of viewpoints on regional and international issues towards closer collaboration in action, asking Russia to continue accelerating cooperation with ASEAN and contributing actively to the maintenance of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
Deputy PM and FM Pham Binh Minh received Russian Deputy FM Igor Morgulov
Discussing bilateral ties, the deputy PM expressed his delight at the finely growing Vietnam-Russia relations, noting that close coordination between the two countries in the Vietnam APEC Year 2017 would contribute actively to enhancing the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership. He voiced his wish for closer collaboration between the two Foreign Ministries to promote bilateral ties in all fields.
For his part, Russian Deputy FM Igor Morgulov affirmed that Russia supports and is willing to cooperate with Vietnam in its APEC Year 2017. He also voiced his hope that the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) and the APEC would develop cooperative ties.
Permanent Deputy FM Bui Thanh Son and Deputy FM Igor Morgulov co-chaired the 9th Vietnam-Russia Strategic Dialogue on Diplomacy-Defence-Security and the Vietnam-Russia political consultation at the deputy FM level.
In the spirit of openness and trust, the two sides discussed regional and international issues of mutual concern. They agreed that the regional and world situation is transforming deeply, imposing direct impacts on the economic connection process as well as collaboration in handling regional and global issues.