Source: President of Russia – The Kremlin – English
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr General Secretary, friends, it is a pleasure to welcome you to Russia.
At the beginning of our meeting I would like to note that relations between Russia and Vietnam are developing progressively in all areas, and we are satisfied with the state of our interstate ties. We can by right qualify these relations as a strategic partnership.
We see positive trends in political, economic, military and technical cooperation.
I am very glad to have this opportunity to meet with you, Mr General Secretary, and with our colleagues and friends in a restricted format and then to discuss the entire complex of our relations in an expanded format.
To be continued.