29 June 2017

News Story: Experts - Vietnam among Russia’s top three partners in Asia

Moscow (VNA) – The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)’ Far East Division held a press conference and a roundtable discussion on Vietnam-Russia relations in Moscow on June 26.

Taking place on the threshold of President Tran Dai Quang’s official visit to Russia, the events gathered leading scholars, experts and representatives of news agencies from both Russia and Vietnam.

Participants discussed all aspects of Russia-Vietnam relations, from cooperation in politics, trade and military science to factors affecting the bilateral relationship.

Speaking at the discussion, Evgheny Kobelev, a RAS expert in politics, said relations with Vietnam are a priority in Russia’s foreign policy toward Asia. 

A theory on the policy set out in May 2012 considered Vietnam among the three most important partners of Russia in Asia alongside China and India.

Kobelev detailed highlights of the partnership in politics and diplomacy based on their similar views on pressing international affairs, particularly cooperation in Southeast Asia and in Asia-Pacific.

Read the full story at VietnamPlus