|Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet (front, 1st R) receives a GTel representative in Hanoi July 20 (Photo: VNA)|
State President Nguyen Minh Triet received leaders and shareholders of the GTel Mobile Joint Stock Company (GTel Mobile) upon the debut of its Beeline network on July 20.
GTel Mobile is a joint venture between the Global Telecommunication Corporation under the Ministry of Public Security and VimpelCom, Russia’s second largest mobile phone operator, through the latter’s international brand name Beeline.
President Triet praised GTel Mobile’s efforts to quickly deploy the project, saying that it reflects the two countries’ resolve to beef up economic cooperation.
He spoke highly of the role of the joint venture, describing it as another important project in Vietnam-Russia economic cooperation, along with the Vietsovpetro oil and gas joint venture.
The State leader expressed his hope that with the traditional relationship between Vietnam and former Soviet Union, now the Russian Federation, more Russian groups would invest in Vietnam in the years to come.
Earlier in the day, GTel Mobile officially launched its Beeline network in the capital city of Hanoi, with the prefix number of 0199, becoming the 7th mobile service provider in the country.