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Russian President Putin set to come to Vietnam on Wednesday

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to arrive in Vietnam on Wednesday, June 19, for a two-day State visit, the Vietnam News Agency reported, quoting a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Putin’s visit to Vietnam is at the invitation of Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong.

His Vietnam visit comes as the two countries mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Principles of Friendly Relations (June 16).

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and State President To Lam have cabled separate congratulatory letters on the anniversary to President Putin, while Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has exchanged messages with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Mishustin.

The letters underline the historic significance of the treaty, which heralded a new era of multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and Russia and laid the groundwork for elevating bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership.

Over the past three decades, leaders and citizens from both countries have tirelessly nurtured their steadfast friendship, and bolstered and expanded bilateral cooperation across various fields for the benefit of the people of both nations and for global and regional peace, cooperation and development.

They expressed confidence that the anniversary would usher in a new phase of development characterized by increasing trust, and even more substantive and effective cooperation between the two countries.

On the occasion, Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov exchanged congratulatory letters.

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