PM Phúc’s visit to Russia from May 20-23 takes place in the context of the Việt Nam Year in Russia and the Russia Year in Việt Nam in 2019 and 2020 to mark the 25th anniversary of the treaty on basic principles for bilateral relations and the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations. It also demonstrates that Việt Nam treasures its traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia, as well as aiming to strengthen all-round cooperation, especially in economy, trade and investment. His visit to Norway from May 24-26 will affirm the strong relations between the two nations and help deepen the traditional friendship and develop bilateral co-operation in a more effective manner. After Norway, PM Phúc will visit Sweden from May 26-28, asserting that Việt Nam had attached importance to consolidating the friendship and traditional co-operation between the two countries in the past five decades. Notably, this is the first visit at a PM-level to Sweden in 20 years.
Source: Viet Nam News May 21, 2019 04:52 UTC