Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi has suggested the Federation Council of Russia further promote bilateral cooperation in COVID-19 prevention and control, especially the transfer of vaccine production technology and supply of COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam as soon as possible in the context that Vietnam is struggling with the fourth wave of infections.
Khoi made the suggestion during his meeting with Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Grigory Karasin and head of the Friendship Parliamentarian Group of the Federation Council of Russian with Vietnam Victor Abramov on July 22.
For his part, Karasin expressed his appreciation when Vietnam provided Russia with medicines and face masks when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in Russia. He said he was glad to known that Russian and Vietnamese experts have worked closely and actively shared experience in preventing and controlling the pandemic.
The official promised to accelerate the delivery of vaccines to Vietnam soon, affirming that Vietnam can count on the support and help of the Russian side.
They had an open discussion on relations between the two countries and their legislative bodies, as well as cooperation between Vietnam and Russian at international and regional forums.
They affirmed that Vietnam and Russia consider each other a reliable and priority partner in their foreign policies.
Khoi highly valued the operation mechanism of the Vietnam-Russia High-level Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, affirming that this is the highest and only cooperation mechanism between the National Assembly of Vietnam and a parliament of another country.
The two sides also emphasised the need to strengthen bilateral economic and trade cooperation, especially in key projects, in order to further boost two-way trade turnover in the coming time.
Khoi and Karasin affirmed that the two sides are willing to jointly promote the exchange of high-level delegations when the situation allows.
The Russian official said that he will create the best conditions for the Vietnamese diplomat to fulfill his duties, helping to strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia.