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VN & Russian Federation strengthen defense and military technology cooperation

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong had a courtesy meeting with Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Shoygu Sergey Kuzhugetovich yesterday. 

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Shoygu Sergey Kuzhugetovich

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Shoygu Sergey Kuzhugetovich

The Party chief welcomed the visit of the high- ranking delegation of Russian Defense Ministry; and sent congratulatory to Russian President Vladimir Putin,  Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and senior leaders of the country. 

General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed that the Communist Party, State, Parliamentary, Government and people of Vietnam always respect traditional friendship and effective cooperation with Russia. 

Development of comprehensive partnership ties with the Russian Federation is always one of priority diplomatic policies of Vietnam, hoping that  the partner would continue promoting role it in the Asia Pacific region.  

The Vietnamese leader highly appreciated result after the talks between Vietnam Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Russia is considered  as a priority partner in military technology cooperation which contributed to ensure peace, stabilization and sustainable development in Asia Pacific region and the world. 

Collaboration between the Defense Ministry of Vietnam, the Russian Federation and partners of Russia contributed to promote strongly comprehensive strategic partnership ties between the two countries.

Results after the visit will contribute to consolidate and deepen Vietnam- Russia comprehensive partnership ties, especially in the fields of defense and military technology cooperation. 

At the reception, Minister Sergei Shoigu stressed that his country always respects development of the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategical partnership relations with the Southeast Asian country, and would strive for carrying out cooperation agreements between the nations. 

On the same day, State President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang and Politburo member, Deputy Secretary of the Central Military Commission and Defense Minister of Vietnam Ngo Xuan Lich respectively held a meeting and talks with the high- ranking delegation led by Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Shoygu Sergey Kuzhugetovich. 

Accordingly, the visit aims to adopt agreement between the two countries’ leaders in bilateral defense cooperation, strengthen the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategical ties to meet benefits of Vietnamese and Russian people.


BY TRAN BINH- Translated by Huyen Huong

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