Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung attended the plenary session of the fifth Eastern Economic Forum under the chair of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok city on September 5. 

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung at the event (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Putin welcomed the delegates to the forum saying that their presence demonstrates deep interests in increasing economic-trade links with Russia. He said as an Eurasian power, Russia pays attention to the vibrant development of Asia-Pacific and stands ready to join bilateral dialogues and multilateral cooperation at forums such as the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SOC) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (EAEU). 

On the occasion, Dung hosted a reception for Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs' Rights B.Titov. 

Titov said Russia has taken measures to protect enterprises’ rights such as easing administrative pressure and simplifying criminal procedures involving businesses, and wishes to cooperate with Vietnam to share experience in the field. 

Dung lauded the Russian official’s suggestion, saying that cooperation in this field will strengthen bonds between the two nations’ firms and improve the efficiency of collaboration in joint projects. 

Within the framework of the fifth Eastern Economic Forum, Dung received Governor of Primorie province Oleg Kozhemiako the same day. 

The Vietnamese Deputy PM proposed Vietnam and Russia’s Far East region work closely together in the fields of trade, tourism and training. He said Vietnam has demand for products of Primorie’s strength such as minerals, wood, agro-forestry-fisheries, and stays ready to export aquatic products and consumer goods to the province. 

He affirmed that the Vietnamese government always backs partnership between Vietnamese and Russian localities, and suggested the two sides continue researching specific projects. 

Dung thanked the authorities of Primorie province and the Governor himself for creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese communities in the locality, and supporting the building of President Ho Chi Minh Monument in Vladivostok, which was completed in July 2019. 

Kozhemiako, for his part, affirmed that authorities and people of Primorie will do their best to foster bilateral ties. 

Meeting Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev, Dung asked the Russian authorities to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese citizens in immigration procedures as well as for Vietnamese crewmembers working on foreign vessels that arrive in Russia. 

Both sides talked ways to enhance joint work between Russia’s Far East and Vietnam in trade, investment, tourism, labour, education – training, and science-technology. 

Deputy PM Dung said Vietnamese enterprises are interested in doing business in the Far East, particularly in mining and agriculture, milch cow farming and milk processing. 

Trutnev said the Far East authorities will soon send a delegation to Vietnam to explore business opportunities with localities and partners.-VNA