Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee receives Russian Ambassador

19/05/2016

On the morning of May 18th, Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung received H.E. K.V.Vnukov, Ambassador of Russian to Vietnam, on his courtesy call.

At the meeting, Ambassador Vnukov was glad to inform that the official visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Russia had ended in success, drawing excessive attention from media. As a result of the visit, the relationship between the two countries as well as between Hanoi and Moscow is increasingly enhanced and further fruitful, he believed.Chairman Chung affirmed that the cooperation between Hanoi and Moscow will become much more substantive. Hanoi invited Gaz Group (the biggest Russian automakers) to discuss the 2016 – 2017 programme of assembling 300 modern buses which are affordable and convenient for passengers and easy to maintain. Besides, in the context of the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and Eurasian Economic Union to come into effect early, tax incentives will help to promote trading among its members and it seems a good opportunity to further the relations between the two cities. The Chairman expected the Ambassador, on his post, to support the project and help accelerate the progress of building the Moscow Culture and Trade Center in Hanoi for the sake of  bilateral cooperation.

Sharing the same point of view, Ambassador Vnukov stressed his interest in the mentioned issues. He vowed to speed up their cooperative projects. The diplomat also took this opportunity to propose that Hanoi would approve and facilitate building a statue of Poet Alexander Pushkin, an outstanding talent of not only Russia but also the whole world.

In response to this proposal, Chairman Chung requested his visitor to send an official note on this matter so that it can be submitted to Hanoi People’s Council for consideration. He indicated, moreover, that the City is working with domestic organisations to formulate a plan for Russian companies and veterans, who used to support Vietnam, to go on an exchange in Hanoi.