The newly elected top four leaders of Vietnam. From right: National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (Photo: VNA)
Moscow (VNA) -
Vietnam’s new leadership have recently
been on the radar of Russian scholars and media, especially after Russian
President Vladimir Putin had a phone call with the Party General Secretary
Nguyen Phu Trong and sent his congratulations to newly-elected leaders of Vietnam.
In an interview with Vietnam News Agency (VNA)
correspondents in Russia, Professor Vladimir Kolotov, head of the Ho Chi Minh
Institute at Saint Petersburg University, said Vietnam’s current apparatus
of senior leaders is optimal and harmonious.
It allows the modernisation of the political system, creates
a premise for continued reform and propelling the country forward, while
maintaining stability and keeping in place leaders who have a wide reputation
and rich experience in state administration, he added.
Earlier, also in an interview with the VNA, Valeria
Vershinina, an expert from the Moscow State Institute of International
Relations University under the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
spoke highly of the new Vietnamese leaders’ dignity and working capacity.
The expert expressed her belief that with its experience and
successes in reforming the economy and maintaining a balanced foreign policy,
Vietnam will continue posting fast development and playing a growing role in
global and regional processes.
In addition, a series of major newspapers and news agency
from Russia like TASS, Infox, and Bigasia have published articles on the new
leadership, praising Vietnam’s successful election of senior leaders.
Regarding the future prospect of the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive
strategic partnership, Russian experts and media said they are confident that
the two countries will enhance their bilateral relationship toward practical
outcomes as they consider each other their respective priorities in their
policy for external relations./.