National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung and his entourage arrived
in Moscow on March 10 during his official visit to Russia.
Upon his arrival, Chairman Hung and his delegation laid a wreath at the Ho Chi Minh square.
later met with the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy and representatives
of the Vietnamese people community in Russia during which the top
legislator stated that the Party and State always care about overseas
Vietnamese in general and those living and working in Russia in
He reiterated the homeland’s persistent
goals of building the national unity and creating favourable conditions
for Vietnamese abroad to stablise their lives and integrate into their
host countries while contributing to national construction.
The overseas Vietnamese are informed about the visit’s objectives of
deepening and concretising the comprehensive strategic partnership with
Russia, including the signing of a cooperation agreement with the
This year, the Vietnam National Assembly will
focus on amending the 1992 Constitution and the Land Law and conducting
votes of confidence on officials elected or approved by the National
Assembly, he said.
Hung called on overseas
Vietnamese and the Embassy’s staff to actively contribute their opinions
to draft amendments to the 1992 Constitution, the Land Law and other
They were urged to contribute to
boosting cooperation in investment, education-training, technology
transfer, trade, culture and tourism between the two countries.
Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Xuan Son said the Vietnamese community has
abided by Russia’s laws and always support the national construction
Over the past years, the community has
conducted many people-to-people exchanges, actively contributing to
fostering the traditional ties between the two countries.
Later on the day, Hung made a fact-finding tour of the construction
site of the Hanoi-Moscow cultural, trade and hotel centre that manifests
cooperation between the two capitals.
Chairman Nguyen Sinh
Hung’s visit to Russia made the headlines in Russia’s media, which
extolled the strengthened traditional relationship and comprehensive
strategic partnership between the two countries.
agencies including ITAR-TASS and Ria-Novosti, and national television
channels and newspapers followed Hung’s activities on March 9-10.
ITAR-TASS printed an interview with the Vietnamese top legislator by
its correspondent in Vietnam Yuri Denisovich, stressing that Russia
and Vietnam have regularly exchanged delegations of various levels.
The agency mentioned the visit to Vietnam by
Chairwoman of the Federation Council (Upper House) of Russia’s
Federal Assembly last November and a cooperation agreement inked, saying
these marked a new development period between the two legislative
bodies and contributed to enhancing and expanding the two countries’
Both ITAR-TASS and Ria-Novosti gave
details on Chairman Hung’s activities in Saint Petersburg and his
meetings with municipal executive and legislative leaders.
The Vietnamese delegation is scheduled to hold talks with Prime
Minister Dmitry Medvedev and State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin, the
They news agencies shared the view
that the visit will significantly contribute to further strengthening
the comprehensive strategic partnership as well as all-round cooperation
between Vietnam and Russia.-VNA