Russian scholars underscore President’s Russia visit

Russian scholars in Vladivostok highlighted the significance of the Russia visit from November 29 to December 2 by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc in an interview recently granted to a Moscow-based Vietnam News Agency reporter.

Dr. Alexander Sokolovsky, Chairman of the Russia – Vietnam Friendship Association of Primorye province, stressed that the visit is necessary.

As the two countries are striving to develop their relations practically for mutual benefits, he suggested further promoting economic and trade ties which remain modest compared to their potential.

Associate. Prof. Dr. Artem Lukin, Deputy Director for Research at the School of Regional and International Studies under the Far Eastern Federal University of Russia, said Vietnam is a special partner and the only country in Southeast Asia to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia.

Economic affairs will be one of the important topics tabled for discussions during the visit, he added.

Meanwhile, Dr. Evgeny Vlasov, Deputy Vice President for International Relations at the above school, said one of the most important discussions during the visit will be cooperation against COVID-19 and regional stability./.