Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh paid a
working visit to the Republic of Kalmykia from October 7-9 at the invitation of
Kalmyk President Batu Khasikov.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh (Photo: VNA)
Moscow (VNA) – Vietnamese
Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh paid a working visit to the Republic
of Kalmykia from October 7-9 at the invitation of Kalmyk President Batu
The visit aimed to explore Kalmykia’s potential and
strengths, as well as similarities and reciprocity between Vietnam and Kalmykia,
in a bid to set up bilateral cooperation in areas of shared concern, the
ambassador told President Khasikov during their meeting on October 7.
Host and guest focused on collaboration in trade,
economy and investment between Vietnamese regions and Russian ones, including
Manh pledged to make all-out efforts to promote
relations between Vietnamese and Russian localities, thus bringing practical
benefits to both sides.
The ambassador briefed his host on bilateral economic
and trade links over the past years, especially after the Vietnam-EAEU Free
Trade Agreement was signed in October 2016.
They shared the view that economic and trade ties are
yet to match the expectations and potential of both sides as many products of
strength have not yet been introduced in their respective markets.
The Vietnamese Embassy in Russia is doing its best to
help localities of the two countries establish relations, Manh said, citing the
formation of twinning relations between many Vietnamese and Russian cities.
Vietnam and Russia hold great potential for cooperation
in agriculture, especially agricultural products, seafood, garments-textiles,
footwear and tourism services, the ambassador said.
For his part, President Khasikov suggested Vietnam and
Kalmykia optimize each other’s favourable geographical locations to boost
economic and trade links.
He expressed his hope to visit Vietnam as soon as
possible in order to learn about the country’s potential as well as
opportunities for further collaboration with the Southeast Asian nation.
While in Kalmykia, Manh and his entourage visited the
National Museum and the Kalmyk