Top legislator meets with Chairman of Tatarstan’s State Council
14:56 | 09/12/2019

VGP – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met Chairman of the State Council of Tatarstan Farid Khayrullovich Mukhametshin in Kazan city on December 9 in Kazan city, the Republic of Tatarstan.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (L) and Chairman of the State Council of Tatarstan Farid Khayrullovich Mukhametshin, Kazan city, December 9, 2019 - Photo: VNA

Chairwoman Ngan said Viet Nam always attaches importance to its comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia, considering it one of the top priorities in its foreign policy. 

The Vietnamese people always bear in mind the support of their Russian counterparts during their past struggle for national liberation and reunification, as well as the present cause of national construction and defence, the top legislator said.

Ms. Ngan highly spoke of the effective political and diplomatic ties between Viet Nam and Russia, with regular exchanges of delegations at all levels.

Bilateral economic, trade and investment cooperation have developed remarkably, especially since the free trade agreement between Viet Nam and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) came into force in October 2016.

The two leaders shared the view that Viet Nam and Russia should step up economic collaboration to match their strong political ties and the aspirations of both sides. 

Mr. Ngan pledged that Viet Nam will create a favourable investment and business environment for Russian firms, including those from Tatarstan and Kazan, to operate effectively in the country.

Tatarstan is the leading centre of the manufacturing, chemical, light and food industries in the Volga economic region, and Viet Nam is seeking partnerships in these areas, she said, adding that Viet Nam also wants to learn from Tatarstan’s experience in building IT parks.

The top legislator hailed the twin relations between Vietnamese and Russian localities like Ha Noi-Moscow, Ho Chi Minh City-Stain Petersburg, Khanh Hoa-Sain Petersburg and Nghe An-Ulyanov.  

Ms. Ngan took the occasion to call upon the State Council of Tatarstan, the State Duma and the Federal Council (upper house) of Russia to work closely with the Vietnamese NA in order to promote the signing of cooperation agreements between the two countries, enhance delegation exchanges, support each other on issues of shared concern, and expand relations between localities as well as people-to-people exchanges.

In reply, Chairman Mukhametshin was convinced that the visit of the Vietnamese top legislator would contribute to boosting relations between Viet Nam and Russia, and Tatarstan./.

By Kim Loan  

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