According to, the Russian leader thanked the warm welcome of the Vietnamese people.

President To Lam and Russian President Putin witness the exchange of the signed cooperation agreements. 

The Russian News and Information Agency RIA Novosti quoted Putin as saying “I want to express my gratitude to all of my Vietnamese friends for arranging the state visit for us. Thank you for your hospitality and warm welcome. I mean it is not just the temperature outside but also the people who are full of joy to welcome us.”

Hanoians flocked to the streets early in the morning to catch a glimpse of Putin who arrived in Hanoi at late night.

Meanwhile said during a meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Putin affirmed that Russia stands ready to establish a long-term direct oil and gas supply, including Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), for Vietnam.

The Russian President also acknowledged the successful cooperation between the two nations in the area of energy, recalling Russia’s participation in the Southeast Asian country’s power production facilities, it added.

TASS, a leading news agency in Russia, highlighted that at least 11 agreements in the fields of energy, lab facility development, and cooperation between the two justice, taxation, and customs sectors were signed during Putin’s visit.

Source: VNA