During a phone call on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to the general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, thanking him for Vietnam’s assistance during the coronavirus pandemic whilst also accepting an invitation to a state visit to Vietnam.
The general secretary also appears to have congratulated Putin on the 12th June Russian National Day, whilst stressing the importance of a strategic alliance between both nations, something that will likely strengthen as Vietnam places its importance on Russia as a key ally.
Like many other world leaders, Putin has praised the efforts of Vietnam during times of pandemic, ensuring that cases remain as low as possible whilst the death rate remains at zero, with Vietnam’s most severe patient recently recovering and being confirmed COVID-19 free.
Both Putin and Nguyen Phu Trong agreed that continued mutual cooperation will guarantee the success of both Vietnam and Russia throughout testing times for both nations, whilst the general secretary continued in wishing Putin success regarding the upcoming constitutional changes & stressed that both nations should work together to ensure international cooperation and law is upheld.
Featured image: Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, listens to Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)