Minister of Public Security General To Lam (L) shakes hands with Secretary of the Russian Security Council General Nikolai Patrushev (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) -
Vietnam appreciates Russia’s success in the fight against COVID-19 and
hopes to bolster cooperation in ensuring human security against the backdrop of
the pandemic as well as support from the country in researching the virus and
raising vaccine coverage, Minister of Public Security General To Lam said on
He made the remarks
while hosting a reception for a high-ranking delegation from Russia led by
Secretary of the Security Council General Nikolai Patrushev, who is visiting
Vietnam from March 15-17.
The visit is of
great significance as a continuation of activities marking the 70th founding
anniversary of Vietnam-Russia diplomatic ties (1950-2020), especially after the
success of the 13th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
During the talks,
the two sides voiced their delight at the comprehensive strategic partnership
thriving in an effective and pragmatic manner, expressing a belief that
bilateral relations as well as cooperation in security and national defence
will be further strengthened in the time ahead.
Lam spoke highly of the visit amid the
complex developments of COVID-19, saying it demonstrates Russia’s sentiment and
trust towards Vietnam as well as efforts by the Russian Security Council
General to promote the friendship.
The visit will deepen traditional relations
between the Ministry of Public Security (MoPS) and Russian law enforcement
agencies and the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership at large,
At the talks (Photo: VNA)
The minister also voiced his belief that
under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin, Russia will continue to enjoy
stable development and affirm its prestige and position in the international
arena, greatly contributing to tackling conflict and maintaining peace,
stability, and development in regions around the world, including the Asia-Pacific
and Southeast Asia.
The MoPS and
Russian agencies have launched various cooperation activities in all spheres
and obtained fruitful results, he added, calling on both sides to effectively
carry out their signed agreements.
Lam and Patrushev exchanged views on global
and regional issues and those of mutual concern in a bid to coordinate in
ensuring cyber security, the safety of Vietnamese and Russian citizens
overseas, and Vietnam’s security industry development, among other matters.
At the end of the talks, the officials witnessed
the signing of a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the MoPS
and the Investigative Committee of Russia.
During its time in Vietnam, the Russian
delegation will pay courtesy calls to Party General Secretary and State
President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, join a working
session with Minister of National Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich, and attend the
inauguration of a bust of great Russian poet A. S. Puskin at Hoa Binh (Peace)
Park in Hanoi./.