National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan
arrived in Kazan city, the Republic of Tatarstan, on December 8th afternoon,
beginning her official visit to Russia at the invitation of Chairwoman of
the Federation Council V. Matviyenko and Chairman of the State Duma of
Russia V. Volodin.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan is
welcomed at Kazan airport, Kazan city, the Republic of Tatarstan. (Photo: VNA)
The NA Chairwoman was welcomed at Kazan airport by
Chairman of the State Council of Tatarstan Farid Khayrullovich Mukhametshin,
Deputy Chairperson of the State Council of Tatarstan Tatyana Larionova,
among others. Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh and
representatives of the Vietnamese community in Tatarstan were also present
at the airport to welcome Chairwoman Ngan.
Vietnam and Russia set up diplomatic ties in 1950.
The two countries established the strategic partnership in 2001 and upgraded
it to the level of comprehensive strategic partnership in 2012.
The Vietnam-Russia trade mounted to 4.5 billion USD
in 2018, a 28.5-percent increase from a year earlier. The bilateral trade
reached 3.4 billion USD in the first nine months of this year. Vietnam
mainly exported phones, clothing, agricultural products and seafood to
Russia while importing oil and petroleum, steel, fertiliser and machinery.
As of February 2019, Vietnam had been home to 127
FDI projects run by Russia, worth more than 950 million USD, mostly in
mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and processing.
Vietnam had invested nearly 3 billion USD in more
than 20 projects in Russia, such as joint venture Rusvietpetro and TH
Group’s hi-tech dairy farming project.
The countries have enjoyed sound relations between
the two parliaments. The two sides have maintained the exchange of
high-level delegations, creating strong a motive for the development of the
two legislatures’ collaboration, and contributing to strengthening the
Vietnam-Russia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership./.