While in Vietnam, President Putin held talks with President Truong Tan Sang and met with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
The leaders highly valued the upgrade of bilateral ties to comprehensive strategic partnership, adding that the political relations between Vietnam and Russian are strongly developing with increasing trust.
They agreed to step up delegation exchanges and expand cooperation channels.
Both sides gave priority to energy cooperation, affirming to continue cooperating in mining, transport including civil aviation, shipbuilding, machinery manufacturing, communications and telecommunication.
They agreed to actively strengthen local cooperation in a practical and effective manner and considered investment into a light industry zone in Russia’s Far East.
As part of his visit, President Putin witnessed the signing of a range of important cooperation documents, including the agreements on Vietnamese citizens studying in Russia’s education institutions, the transfer of sentenced prisoners, defence cooperation and many other economic deals.
The Russian President also attended a photo exhibition on the Vietnam-Russia strategic partnership and the launching ceremony of the 2013 Russian Culture Days in Hanoi