The Hanoitimes - A delegation of Vietnam’s Embassy, Consulate General in Yekaterinburg city and Business Association in Russia visited Sverdlovsk province from July 12-15 to seek cooperation opportunities with Russian localities.
Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Son, who led the delegation, met with Governor Evgeny Kuyvashev and Minister of International and Foreign Economic Relations Andrey Sobolev. The ambassador told hosts that President Tran Dai Quang’s visit to Russia from June 28-July 1 has opened up conditions for inter-regional cooperation between Vietnam and Russia.
According to Son, Sverdlovsk has potential for cooperation, and Vietnamese businesses should put forth a specific cooperation and investment strategy in Russia to fully tap the potential.
Minister of International and Foreign Economic Relations Andrey Sobolev promised that as an industrial, logistics and cultural centre of Russia, Sverdlovsk will actively participate in activities marking the 25th anniversarty of the signing of the Treaty on Principles of Friendly Relations between Vietnam and Russia in 2019.
Apart from traditional sectors like metallurgy and machine manufacturing, the province is turning eyes towards pharmaceutical products, transportation machine and equipment manufacturing, and bio-technology, he said, noting his hope that Vietnam will be interested in such technologies and products.
He expresses his firm belief that Sverdlovsk firms will be interested in seeking investment chances in Vietnam and attracting investments from the Southeast Asian nation.
The two sides discussed in detail a range of cooperation activities, from the meeting of the inter-governmental committee scheduled for next September in Hanoi to exhibitions displaying Vietnamese products in Moscow expected to be held at the end of this year. Governor E.Kuyvashev had instructions to set up a delegation to visit Vietnam this year.
On this occasion, the Vietnamese delegation visited pavilions of the Innoprom International Industrial Exhibition and several industrial facilities of Yekaterinburg city of Sverdlovsk province. They also met with representatives of the Vietnamese community and businesses in Sverdlovsk.