A grand welcome ceremony with 21-cannon salute for Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo: qdnd.vn)

President Putin is on a state visit to Vietnam from June 19-20 at an invitation of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong.

After the welcome ceremony, the Presidents, heading their respective high-ranking delegations, commenced their talks to review the results of bilateral cooperation over the past time and discuss orientations for the coming time.

State President To Lam welcomes his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. (Photo: qdnd.vn)

This is the fifth visit to Vietnam by Putin on his position as a head of state. It coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Treaty on Principles of Friendly Relations between Vietnam and Russia (June 16, 1994 - 2024).

Russian Ambassador to Vietnam G.S. Bezdetko said that the President's visit aims to boost cooperation in multiple fields, including economy, investment, science - technology, education - training, culture, tourism, humanitarian exchanges, and national defense - security.

The two Presidents at the grand welcome ceremony (Photo: qdnd.vn)
President To Lam and Russian President Vladimir Putin review the Guards-of-Honor of the Vietnam People's Army. (Photo: qdnd.vn)

Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi stated that the Russian leader’s visit will provide a chance for leaders of the two countries to discuss and seek specific measures to promote bilateral economic and trade cooperation, including the speeding up of major joint projects, especially those in the areas of energy, industry, and agriculture.

Regarding its significance to the realization of the Joint Statement on Vision 2030 for Development of Vietnam - Russia Relations, Khoi said the event has an important meaning, especially in the context that the two sides are working hard to implement the document.

Source: VNA