At the reception, the two sides held that under the cooperation in the framework of the Inter-Governmental Coordinating Committee for the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Center, the center is the bilateral cooperation mechanism, which symbolizes the sound and effective relationship between Vietnam and Russia.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh (R) and Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstantin Vnukov

General Vinh also thanked the Russian government for its facility support, especially the vehicle-based mobile laboratory for the center. It has contributed to the pioneering role of the Vietnamese People’s Army in the fight against COVID-19.

For his part, Ambassador Konstantin Vnukov said that he will ask his government to continue promoting scientific and technological cooperation with the center, while the Russian experts will continue teaming up with their Vietnamese colleagues to develop more effective scientific and technological programs.

Regarding cooperation in the COVID-19 fight, General Vinh acknowledged and thanked Russia for its support over the past time, while urging them to further support Vietnam in both personnel and equipment.

On this occasion, the Russian diplomat handed over a diplomatic note from the Russian Government on its willingness to assist Vietnam in combating the COVID-19, and underlined that Russia will wholeheartedly do its best to support Vietnam in the work.

Translated by Khanh Ngan