Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin meet in Moscow on November 30 (Photo: VNA)
Vietnam and Russia have issued a joint statement on the vision of their
comprehensive strategic partnership by 2030.
The statement was released
following the talks between Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his
Russian counterpart Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
in Moscow on November 30.
The seven-point document
affirmed that the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership, based on
the long-standing friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation, has been
nurtured through generations, tested by time, and stood firm in the face of
changes. It is a role model of cooperation with mutual respect.
sides affirmed the determination to further strengthen the Vietnam - Russia comprehensive
strategic partnership until 2030, guided by the basic principles and
orientations of viewing the partnership intensification and effectiveness
improvement as a priority in their foreign policies; building the comprehensive
strategic partnership on the basis of mutual trust, sovereign equality,
territorial integrity, equality, the right to self-determination, no
intervention in each other’s internal affairs, no use or threats to use force, and
peaceful settlement of disputes; and supporting regional and international
peace, stability, and development.
is that the two countries do not enter into alliance with or come to an
agreement with a third party to take any actions harming each other’s
independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and basic interests. The development
of Vietnam - Russia relations is not aimed against any third side.
affirmed that Vietnam and Russia will continue developing political dialogue in
an extensive and substantive manner at high levels; strengthening cooperation
in defence, security, military, and military technique on the basis of
international law, for the sake of regional and international peace and stability;
increasing strategic dialogue on defence; and working together to improve the
effectiveness of the inter-governmental committee on military technique
economic partnership as an important pillar in their comprehensive strategic
partnership, express their resolve to tighten links in education - training and
science - technology, support the building of a more democratic and equal system
of international relations with respect for international law and principles of
the United Nations Charter.
The two countries
do not support the imposition of unilateral economic sanctions that are not
approved by the UN Security Council or violate international law. They support
multilateralism in international relations; the enhancement of the UN’s
coordinating role in ensuring peace, security, and sustainable development; the
improvement of the UN activities’ effectiveness; and the UN democratisation and
reforms, according to the joint statement.
Russia affirmed the universality and consistency of the 1982 UN Convention on
the Law of the Sea, which is the legal framework for all activities on seas and
oceans and serves as the foundation for cooperation among countries, regions,
and in the world. They also emphasised the integrity of this convention.
sides will coordinate with each other to guarantee security, safety, and
freedom of navigation and overflight, and unimpeded trade. They support
self-restraint, no use or threats to use force, and peaceful settlement of
disputes among relevant sides in line with the common principles and standards
of international law, including the principles in the UN Charter and the 1982
UNCLOS, as well as the standards and practices recommended by the International
Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the International Maritime Organisation
Russia support the full and effective implementation of the 2002 Declaration on
the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea and welcome efforts to soon adopt a code
of conduct in the waters.
They will continue to deepen the ASEAN - Russia strategic partnership and step up fruitful
cooperation on the basis of the comprehensive plan of action to implement the
ASEAN - Russia strategic partnership for 2021 - 2025, the statement noted./.