Andrey Yatskin: Senators continue giving substance to Russian-Vietnamese cooperation

The First Deputy Speaker met with the Vietnamese ambassador.

First Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Andrey Yatskin, who also heads the Federation Council Group for Cooperation with the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Russia Dang Minh Khoi. The meeting was also attended by First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs and Group member Andrey Denisov.

“The upcoming visit by National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue will be of much importance in the year of the 30th anniversary of the Agreement on the Foundation of Friendly Relations between our countries,” Andrey Yatskin said, adding that the Russian-Vietnamese dialogue has been developing dynamically this year.

The parties expressed their intention to intensify both bilateral and international contacts, including at the IPU, the APPF, and the AIPA.

Ambassador Dang Minh Khoi also reaffirmed that relations between the two countries’ parliaments were at a high level.

Andrey Yatskin and Dang Minh Khoi exchanged views on cooperation issues on the Russian-Vietnamese agenda, including the economy, trade, oil and gas, air service, finance, science and technology, and culture, including plans to promote the study of the Russian language in Vietnam.

The First Deputy Speaker highlighted the Russian initiative to create a Russian school on the site of the former Multiple Technical Centre in Hanoi.

The parties also compared schedules for Russian-Vietnamese interparliamentary meetings for this year.

Andrey Yatskin emphasised Russia’s intent to fine-tune the upgraded Agreement on Cooperation and the plan of measures to be pursued by the Federation Council and the National Assembly of Vietnam between 2024 and 2025 and to expedite the signing of an inter-regional agreement between the Rostov Region and the Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.

The First Deputy Speaker reiterated that Vietnamese representatives were invited to the 4th Eurasian Women’s Forum scheduled to be held in St. Petersburg in 2024.

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