Swiss President Guy Parmelin (R) welcomes his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Bern city on November 26 (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The State
President’s recent visits to Switzerland and Russia achieved dual outcomes in
both bilateral and multilateral diplomatic activities, in which renovation and
creativity and consolidating the strategic trust are prominent issues.
In an interview granted to the Vietnam News
Agency, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed that renovation and creativity is one of Vietnam’s strategies to 2030, along with the digital
economic transform. Switzerland is among the top countries in this field, that
is why Vietnam warmly welcomes the cooperation of the two countries’ firms in
The Swiss President said one of the
priorities of his country in cooperating with Vietnam is the building of a
legal framework favourable for the effective implementation of intellectual
property and renovation which, he said, are the factors that strongly attract
Swiss investors to Vietnam.
The two leaders agreed to upgrade the
bilateral 2019 document on renovation, science and technology into a protocol.
In the meetings with leading
officials of the United Nations, the World Health Organisation, the World Trade
Organisation and the World Intellectual Property Organisation, one of the
most-touched issues was the acceleration of the cooperation between Vietnam and
members organisations of the UN in renovation, science and technology.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at their talks in Moscow on November 30 (Photo: VNA)
The talks between President Phuc and
Russian President Vladimir Putin were an event of important significance in consolidating the strategic trust of
the traditional relationship between the two countries.
President Putin said the visit created a
powerful force in strengthening the bilateral comprehensive strategic
partnership, spoke highly of Vietnam’s
achievements in socio-economic development and raising its prestige in the
international arena, and affirmed Russia always takes Vietnam as its top
strategic partner in the region.
President Phuc affirmed Vietnam
always attaches importance to its traditional relations of friendship and its comprehensive
strategic partnership with Russia.
In the subsequent joint statement,
the two sides affirmed their joint determination to further strengthen their
comprehensive strategic partnership to 2030, and took the consolidation of the
strategic trust as the foundation for the further expansion and strengthening
of bilateral cooperation in all the fields.In their meeting with President Phuc,
other Russian leaders affirmed the success of the visit will help usher in a
new period of vigorous, comprehensive, effective and sustainable development of
the bilateral relations.
Not only in the field of diplomacy,
the Vietnam – Russia strategic trust is manifested in the promotion of trade
and invesment. President Phuc raised an idea of increasing the trade revenue by
15 – 20 folds, and investment by 3 folds in the time to come, and affirmed
Vietnam’s determination to create every favourable condition for Russian firms’
investment and operation in Vietnam to match the stature and strategic trust of
the trans-century relationship between the two nations./.