President Nguyen Xuan Phuc's visits to Switzerland (from November 25-29) and Russia (from November 29-December 2) were a success with specific outcomes, Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung said in an interview granted to the press following the visits.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrived in Hanoi on December 3, concluding his official visit to Russia at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son held talks with Chinese Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on December 2 in Hu Zhou city of China’s Zhejiang province, during which they sought measures to bolster the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic partnership in the future and discussed a number of regional and international issues of shared concern.
Nguyen Thi Hoang Van, deputy head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for External Relations, on December 1 and 2 held meetings with leaders of the United Russia Party (URP), the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) and the A Just Russia – For the Truth party.
Vietnam wishes to foster cooperation with Russia across fields and channels, including the traditional friendship with the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF), President Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed on December 2.