Vietnam-Russia a model in world diplomatic practice: Russian experts

Wednesday, 01/12/2021 17:17
Professor Vladimir Kolotov from St. Petersburg University in Russia said that it was during the challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic that Russia-Vietnam relations showed their stability, without temporary fluctuations, with high mutual trust.

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Oil and gas production rigs of Vietsovpetro joint venture at Bach Ho field. (Photo: VNA)

Evaluating 20 years of implementing the Declaration on the Vietnam-Russia Strategic Partnership, Professor Kolotov emphasized the top important results that the two sides have been achieving in the fields of military-technical and energy cooperation. In addition, one of the unique bilateral cooperation projects showing that the strategic partnership is being promoted effectively is the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Center - where scientific research and other important applied research are carried out.

Besides, the Ho Chi Minh Institute, established in 2010 in Saint Petersburg on the basis of cooperation between the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Saint Petersburg University, has also become a place specializing in research on Vietnam.

Recently, despite the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, high-level contacts between Vietnam and the Russian Federation still take place at a high density. Russian scholars assess that such contacts show the special nature of Vietnam-Russia relations, bringing concrete results to the people of the two countries in the context of Vietnam and the Russian Federation, as well as the whole world, making efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Grigory Trofimchuk (Photo: VNA)

Professor Kolotov gives an example that Vietnam has sent masks and medical protective equipment to support the Russian Federation in overcoming the difficult first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not long after the Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 was registered in Russia, the two countries quickly reached an agreement on the certification of standards for a factory in Vietnam that produces the first Sputnik V vaccine in Southeast Asia.

Agreeing with the above view, Chairman of the Expert Council of the Eurasian Research Fund Grigory Trofimchuk said that the cooperation between the Russian Federation and Vietnam in combating the COVID-19 pandemic shows the effective implementation of the process under current difficult conditions.

He assessed that Vietnam has shown itself as one of the main pillars in the fight against COVID-19 in Asia. Overcoming many difficulties and challenges in recent times, Vietnam is gradually opening up tourist areas and starting to receive foreign tourists.

According to expert Trofimchuk, this is good news for many Russians and he personally always has the desire to return to visit Vietnam.

He noted that Russian leaders have repeatedly affirmed that Vietnam is one of the important countries in Asia in general and Southeast Asia in particular. Economic cooperation between Vietnam and Russia is growing steadily, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, showing great potential in the future, when this global pandemic is addressed.

Russian experts believe that President Nguyen Xuan Phuc's visit will become a symbol of reaching new historical heights in the relationship between Vietnam and the Russian Federation, an opportunity for the Russian people to understand more about modern Vietnam./.

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