(MPI) – Minister Nguyen Chi Dung had a meeting with Mr. Gennady Bezdetko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Vietnam to greet on the occasion of receiving tasks in Vietnam at the head office of the Ministry of Planning and Investment in the afternoon of August 20th, 2021.
Ambassador Gennady Bezdetko (L) and Minister Nguyen Chi Dung (R). Photo: MPI
Ambassador Gennady Bezdetko sincerely thanked Minister Nguyen Chi Dung for taking the time to welcome him and put emphasis on the long cooperative relationship between Russia and Vietnam over the past time. He also expressed his delight over the good development of the two countries’s relations in all fields.
To further deepen the good ties between Russia and Vietnam, Ambassador Gennady Bezdetko willmake efforts to promote major cooperation projects between the two countries during his term, especially some important onesinterested by Russian enterprises in such as mining, energy production and railways.
Minister Nguyen Chi Dung at the meeting congratulated Ambassador Gennady Bezdetko in Vietnam and believed that he would successfully fulfil tasks in his term of office. Sharing personal engagements to Russia and good feelings that the two countries have built and maintained through tradition, history and culture, the Minister affirmed that Russia was a particularly important strategic partner who supported Vietnam during the war and the national building process. He also wished to further promote ties, strive to achieve growth in Russian direct investment and two-way trade with over USD 1 billion and USD 5 billion.
Regarding investment projects, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung welcomed Russian enterprises to participate in projects such as oil and gas, electric power, in which renewable energy and industrial production were the strength of Russian investors. The Minister believed that taking control in technology and source materials would be a competitive advantage for Russian enterprises to participate in Vietnam’s projects.
At the same time, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung suggested Ambassador Gennady Bezdetko support and apply investment incentives in the agricultural sector of Russia to the large-scale dairy project of Nghe An Sugar Company of Vietnam that had invested in some cities and provinces of Russia. He stressed that this was an important and meaningful project invested by Vietnamfor the Russian economy in increasing the capacity of breed, milk production, breeding model development, production with management technology and modern production in some locations that Russia wanted to attract investment, especially in the Far East.
Finally, Minister Nguyen Chi Dung hoped to have an opportunity to visit Russia within the visit of the high-ranking delegation in the upcoming time, affirming to closely coordinate with Ambassador Gennady Bezdetko and promote cooperation projects to develop economic cooperation between the two countries./.
Ministry of Planning and Investment