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Russian, Vietnamese leaders to discuss high-tech, economic cooperation

November 13, 2011, 1:08 UTC+3
The Kremlin expressed the hope that the meeting will help not only “to synchronize watches” on the key issues of the Russian-Vietnamese cooperation
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HONOLULU, November 13 (Itar-Tass) — Cooperation in high technologies, trade and economy will be high on the agenda of the talks between Russian and Vietnamese presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Truong Tan Sang, who will meet on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Honolulu on Sunday.

“It is expected that the two countries’ leaders will pay special attention to trade and economic cooperation,” presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko said.

He underlined that “of late the Russian-Vietnamese strategic partnership acquired a comprehensive character and was enriched with new, high-tech dimension.”

The cooperation in the nuclear power sector has been given a special focus, he said. Russia has been implementing a joint project on the construction of Vietnam’s first nuclear power plant.

GTEL Mobile that provides mobile telecommunication services is an example of the two countries’ effective cooperation in high technologies and communications.

“Long-term cooperation in such traditional areas as oil and gas, research and technologies, education and culture has been given a tangible impetus,” Prikhodko said.

The two countries’ presidents will also consider prospects for stronger cultural and humanitarian cooperation.

“The upcoming meeting will be the first contact of the two countries’ leaders after Truong Tan Sang was elected as president last August,” the aide said.

The Kremlin expressed the hope that the meeting will help not only “to synchronize watches” on the key issues of the Russian-Vietnamese cooperation, but will also draw out the guidelines for the future.

“The two leaders are also expected to discuss pressing issues on the international agenda, including the situation in the Asia-Pacific Region,” Prikhodko said. 

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