The Vietnamese premier's visit to Russia is a symbol of the two nations' trust and comprehensive partnership, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, in his first trip abroad, arrived in Moscow on Monday, where he held talks with his Russian counterpart Medvedev, the news agency VNA reported.
The two leaders said they believed Phuc's visit to Russia will create a new momentum for the two countries’ comprehensive cooperation. They agreed to beef up bilateral trade, which is standing at US$4 billion.
Medvedev said Russia is willing to cooperate with Vietnam in various fields, including telecommunications, banking, automobile assembly, finance, machine manufacturing, shipbuilding, mineral mining and agriculture.
The two government leaders concurred to pushing ahead with cooperation programmes and projects in energy, oil and gas, breeding and farm produce, the report also quoted Phuc as saying.
The two countries will continue "close and effective cooperation in defence," the report said.
With regard to recent complex developments in the East Sea, the PMs shared the view that disputes in the waters need to be solved through peaceful measures on the basis of international law and efforts to push for a code of conduct in the waters.
After their talks, Phuc and Medvedev witnessed the signing ceremony of cooperation agreements between the two countries’ economic groups operating in the fields of oil and gas, investment, and official training, the report said.
During his five-day trip, Phuc is scheduled to meet with President Vladimir Putin and Duma leaders. He will also attend the Commemorative Summit marking the 20th anniversary of the ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Relationship.