MOSCOW, September 2. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he hopes for the strengthening of strategic partnership between Russia and Vietnam.
Putin made the statement in a message to Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the declaration of independence of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
"Putin noted the friendly, constructive nature of Russian-Vietnamese relations, which was in full confirmed by a recent meeting with the Vietnamese president in Moscow during the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the [Soviet Union’s] Victory in the Great Patriotic War," the Kremlin said.
"The president of Russia expressed confidence that implementation of agreements reached at that meeting will serve the further strengthening of comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, will contribute to ensuring peace and security in the Asia Pacific region," the message said.
Putin also "highly assessed the successes of Vietnam in the social-economic and scientific-technical development, its firm positions on the global arena".