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Medvedev Delegation to Discuss Russian-Vietnamese Breakthrough

A delegation headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev begins discussing prospects for a free trade zone between the countries of the Eurasian economic Union and Vietnam, among other key foreign policy issues. 


(Moscow - minpromtorg.gov.ru) Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov has arrived as part of a government delegation headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi. In the program of the visit was meeting with officials of the country. on 7 April in Ho Chi Minh city, the Minister will participate in the meeting of business representatives of the two countries.

In the framework of the official visit, the delegation will hold meetings with Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen tan dung and General Secretary of the Communist party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu trong and President of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Sinh Hung.

<figcaption>Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov arrives (Dmitry Astakhov/TASS)</figcaption>
Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov arrives (Dmitry Astakhov/TASS)

A Programme of meetings is aimed at achieving a breakthrough in Russian-Vietnamese relations with emphasis on the development of trade-economic and investment cooperation. Among other things, the parties will consider the prospects of creating a free trade zone between the countries of the Eurasian economic Union and Vietnam.

Also in the framework of the visit it is planned to discuss the parameters of the construction in the region of the nuclear power plant in Ninh Thuan-1", joint oil and gas programs, expansion of cooperation in other spheres. As the most productive areas of bilateral cooperation, the Ministry is considering such high-tech industries, such as: metallurgy, Aeronautics, transport and special machinery, chemical industry.


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