Saint Petersburg city is well-known as a leading center in teaching Vietnamese language, Vietnamese culture to international students. The first training course was opened in 1931.
Thousands of Vietnamese students graduated from the same course. Currently, more than 300 Vietnamese people are studying and researching in the city.
Universities of Saint Petersburg city have signed around 25 educational cooperation agreements with Vietnam’s universities.
An institute bought name of Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh which was located in the city.
For economy and commerce relations, Vietnam and Saint Petersburg have achieved good results; in particularly, the two-way trade turnover between the two sides reached at US$ 100 million.
Governor G.Poltavchenko believed that the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU) would increase the trade turnover between Saint Petersburg and Vietnam.
The city’s enterprises always pay more attentions to the cooperation ties as well as investment chances in the Southeast Asian country, especially in machinery manufacture, production of electrical equipment, development of port facilities, fresh water treatment, added the governor.
He believed that the official visit of the Vietnamese president would contribute boosting relationship of economy, trade and investment between Saint Petersburg and Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City.
On behalf of Vietnamese people, President Tran Dai Quang congratulated great socio- economic achievements and development of Russia in the previous years.
The leader welcomed cooperation between Saint Petersburg city with provinces and cities of Vietnam hoping that localities of Vietnam and Russian Federation would continue supporting each other as well as developing further the cooperative ties.
On the same day, the Vietnamese leader visited V.I.Lenin Commemorative Site inside Smolny City Hall and historical & cultural sites as Piskaryoskoe Memorial Cemetery, Winter Palace, Ekaterina Palace, Rang Dong Battleship …
By 6:30 pm (following the local time), the Vietnamese President, his wife and the high- ranking delegation left Saint Petersburg city to end their official visit to Belarus and Russia.