Continuing her official visit to Russia, National
Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on December 9th met with President
of the Republic of Tartastan, Russia, Rustam Minnikhanov.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and
President of the Republic of Tartastan, Russia, Rustam Minnikhanov (Photo: VNA)
President Minnikhanov affirmed that his republic attaches importance to
relations with Vietnam, and thanked Vietnamese leaders for their support to
the acceleration of relations and cooperation between the two countries’
He held that bilateral economic relations and trade
have not matched up with the potential, and the two sides should further
boost relations to increase trade. The president briefed his guest on his
republic’s potential and pointed to the fields the two sides can cooperate
in such as education, science and tourism.
NA Chairwoman Ngan affirmed that Vietnam always
attaches importance to the comprehensive and strategic partnership with
Russia, taking this as one of the top priorities in the country’s foreign
policy, and that the Vietnamese people will forever bear in mind the support
and assistance given to Vietnam by the Russian people during the past
struggle for national liberation and reunification, as well as current
national construction and defence.
The Vietnamese NA always supports the further
strengthening of the comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Russia,
Ngan stressed and held that the diplomatic and political relations between
the two countries are developing well. She also expressed her belief that in
the time to come, the economic cooperation, trade, investment, cultural
exchanges and tourism between Vietnamese localities and Tatarstan will
continue developing vigorously.
Ngan said she hopes the President will facilitate
the Vietnamese community there in their life and work. In reply, the
President expressed his support for Vietnamese students studying there, and
held that the roles of the two law-making bodies are very important in the
acceleration of the bilateral relations./.