Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and KPRF Vice Chairman Leonid Kalashnikov at the Lenin Prize presentation ceremony in Hanoi on December 15 (Photo: VNA)
– General Secretary
of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong was
honoured with the Lenin Prize by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) at a ceremony held in Hanoi on
On behalf of the KPRF Central Committee, Vice Chairman Leonid Kalashnikov presented the Vietnamese leader with the noblest
prize of the KPRF and the former Communist Party of the Soviet
He affirmed that the prize
demonstrates the respect for and recognition of the prominent contributions by
General Secretary Trong, a brilliant politician highly valued in Russia and the
world, as well as his unceasing efforts to solidify the Vietnam - Russia relations.
Vietnam’s success is a
vivid illustration of the fact that socialism has been materialised, Kalashnikov said, stressing that the KPRF always attaches importance to
the traditional friendship with the CPV and wishes that bilateral ties will be
enhanced further, helping to promote the Vietnam - Russia comprehensive strategic
partnership, for the sake of the two peoples and for regional and international
peace and stability.
For his part, General Secretary Trong
described the Lenin Prize as not only a recognition for himself but also the KPRF and Russian people’s respect for and sentiment towards
the Vietnamese Party, State, and people. It is also a demonstration of the
special long-standing ties between the CPV, the Vietnamese people and the
Communist Party and people of the Soviet Union in the past and the Russian
Federation at present.
He also highly valued Russia’s achievements
in promoting national development and raising its stature in the international
arena, along with the growth of the KPRF.
Trong thanked the enormous,
wholehearted, and effective assistance that the former Soviet Union and today’s
Russia have given to Vietnam. He pledged to join the KPRF and Russian partners to keep strengthening the comprehensive
strategic partnership between the two countries and the friendship between the