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The signing of the MoU took place in the framework of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to Russia.

To carry out the cooperation projects, Moscow will provide programs and documents, and send experts to help Hanoi in managing smart traffic, providing public services, transferring healthcare high technologies and services, and exchanging training programs and students.

During the talks between the two sides, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin confirmed that Moscow would increase cooperation with Hanoi in tourism, culture and arts, and cuisine, as well as people-to-people exchanges.

Congratulating Moscow for its recent socio-economic achievements, especially in urban management, infrastructure development and the successful organization of the 2018 World Cup, Chairman Chung expressed his hope that the two sides would strictly work together to carry out specific cooperative programs, by organizing trade and tourism investment promotion programs, and promoting the Moscow House project in Hanoi.

He also suggested Moscow authority make continued favourable conditions for overseas Vietnamese in the city, support the expansion of the Hanoi – Moscow multifunctional complex, and promote the image of the two capital cities to the world.

According to Mr. Chung, at first, Hanoi will work with Moscow to successfully organize Moscow Days in Hanoi in November, as part of activities marking the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam - Russia diplomatic relationship, Vietnam Year in Russia and Russia Year in Vietnam.

The cooperative relationship between Moscow and Hanoi was earlier set up in a MoU on cooperation and friendship signed in 1997. Last year, the trade turnover among Hanoi and Moscow companies reached USD2.96 billion. Vietnam ranks 9th in bilateral trade turnover among Moscow’s partners, with its largest project in Russian capital city being the Hanoi - Moscow multifunctional complex, which includes trade centers, offices and hotels./.

Compiled by BTA