President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan of Russia R.Kh. Mardanov (Source: VNA)

During a reception in Hanoi on January 10th, the President wished that firms from Russia and Bashkortostan in particular would invest more in Vietnam, noting that the Vietnamese State and concerned agencies stand ready to provide all possible support for foreign enterprises, including those from Bashkortostan, to do long-term business in the country.

As the Republic of Bashkortostan is one of the leading hubs for not only oil and gas, petrochemical refinery, mechanical processing, agriculture but also personnel training in oil and gas exploitation and refinery, President Quang suggested both sides consider expanding cooperation in such potential fields based on each side’s strength and demand.

The Vietnamese State hails the signing of a cooperation agreement and action programme between Bashkortostan and the central province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau, he said.

On the occasion, the host thanked the Bashkortostan administration for assisting Vietnamese nationals and students major in oil and gas in the country.

Mardanov, for his part, said his visit aims to supplement leaders’ commitments to developing bilateral ties.

He thanked the Vietnamese nationals and businesses for contributing to the host country’s economy, and told his host that a number of business representatives accompanied him during the visit to explore opportunities in oil and gas, and agriculture./.

CPV/VNA