VOV.VN - Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi has requested that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), and other relevant Russian ministries support the transfer of vaccine production technology to Vietnam.
This comes following Ambassador Khoi recently presenting a copy of the credentials of President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister welcomed Ambassador Khoi for taking on his assignment in Russia, affirming that he will create the best conditions possible for the Vietnamese diplomat to fulfill his various tasks as a means of strengthening the comprehensive strategic partnership that exists between the two nations.
Both sides held open and substantive exchanges on bilateral relations whilst also reviewing a bilateral co-operation plan.
Ambassador Khoi and Russian Deputy Minister Morgulov also affirmed that the two nations consider each other to be a reliable and priority partner in their respective foreign policies, adding that maintaining a positive relationship which has been tested over time is an important condition for promoting bilateral co-operation moving forward.
Most notably, both side consented to jointly ramping up effective co-operation through a range of measures, including intensifying delegation exchanges, transferring vaccine production technology, and developing key economic projects, with a particular focus on oil and gas, energy, agriculture, logistics, science, and technology. This will include providing support for the Vietnamese community residing in Russia and co-ordinating actions within the international arena.
Amid a range of complicated developments relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Ambassador Khoi asked that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), and relevant ministries and sectors to support the transfer of vaccine production technology to the country. This is along with providing the nation with the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines ahead in July or August.
The local diplomat went on to thank the Russian side for their donation of a thousand doses of vaccine during the visit to Vietnam in March by Secretary of the Security Council of Russian Federation Nikolai.
Deputy Minister Morgulov said he is elated to see Russian vaccines being appreciated by the Vietnamese side and promised to speed up the delivery of vaccines to the Southeast Asian nation in the near future.
He also praised the Vietnamese community in Russia for their active contributions to the host nation’s socio-economic development efforts, adding that he will continue to pay close attention to and co-ordinate alongside the Vietnamese Embassy to solve some pending legal problems. This will therefore create more favourable conditions for Vietnamese nationals to live, work and study in Russia.