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Medvedev hopes for good results from his visit to Vietnam

April 05, 2015, 10:01 UTC+3

The Russian Prime Minister says he views his visit as both an indication of the two countries' special relations, and an investment in their continued development and strengthening

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Dmitry Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev

© Dmitry Astakhov/Russian government's press service/TASS
MOSCOW, April 5 /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has expressed the hope that his forthcoming visit to Vietnam on April 5-7 will have good results.
“We hope for good results from this visit,” Medvedev said in an interview with Vietnamese journalists. 
Medvedev said that apart from Hanoi he would also visit the Ho Chi Minh City during his three-day trip.
“I view this as both an indication of our special relations, and an investment in their continued development and strengthening,” he added.
The Russian premier admitted that he likes travelling to Vietnam. “It’s always good to visit your country because I can see it developing and changing,” Medvedev told journalists.
“I first went to Vietnam as a member of an official delegation some 12 or 13 years ago and it was quite clear at that time that the Vietnamese economy was developing at a rapid pace,” the prime minister said recalling his first visit to Vietnam 13 years ago.
“I have been following your successes closely and I’d like to say that they are most impressive. Very impressive!” Medvedev stressed.
He also noted that Vietnam had unique history and culture. “I’m always interested in seeing monuments of culture and history and typical Vietnamese scenes. If I have a chance I like to photograph them. I hope I’ll have this opportunity during my upcoming visit,” the premier said. 
The Russian head of government noted long-standing friendly ties between the people of the two countries. “We really have very cordial relations,” he said. 
Medvedev recalled that when he was young he met his father’s colleagues from Vietnam who were working in Leningrad. He added that for him each new meeting with Vietnam “is a meeting of very good friends that generates a lot of emotions.”
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