The working session with acting governor of Saint Petersburg Alexander Govorunov (Photo: VOV)
Before leaving Russia, Vuong had a working session with acting governor of Saint Petersburg Alexander Govorunov, in which he noted that relations between Saint Petersburg and Vietnamese localities are important to bolstering ties between the two countries.
He affirmed that Vietnamese Government will continue to create favourable conditions so that Saint Petersburg and Vietnamese provinces can have effective cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, investment, education and training, culture and tourism.
Alexander Govorunov, for his part, stressed that Vietnam is an important partner of his city, expressing his hope that the Vietnamese delegation visit will give impetus to trade and investment relations between the two nations.
Saint Petersburg and Vietnam have huge potential for collaboration in fields of the Russian city’s strengths like ship building, water treatment technology, pharmaceuticals, education and training and information and technology.
He pledged to closely work with Vietnam to organise activities to mark the arrival of President Ho Chi Minh in Saint Petersburg 95 years ago.
During his visit to the institute for Ho Chi Minh studies at Saint Petersburg University, Vuong expressed his wish that the institute will contribute more to the Vietnamese studies in Russia and to the two countries’ traditional relations.
At a meeting with representatives of the Vietnam Embassy and the Vietnamese expatriate community, the Party official informed them on socio-economic affairs back home.
He stated the Party and Government always consider overseas Vietnamese an indispensable part of the country, and are willing to create best conditions possible for the group to integrate into their host nations and make contribution to their home country./.