Vietnam, Russia promote cooperation in energySouce:Xinhua Publish By Thomas Whittle Updated 08/01/2013 7:13 am in World / no comments
HANOI, Jan. 7 — Friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Russia have constantly developed in all areas, including in energy that meets requirements of the bilateral strategic partnership in the new stage, according to a Vietnamese officer on Monday.
The statement was made by Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, vice chairwoman of Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) during her meeting in capital Hanoi on Monday with Sergey Levchenko, vice chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee for Energy during the latter’s visit to Vietnam.
Ngan highly spoke of the effective coordination between relevant agencies of the two countries, particularly those in the energy sector.
She also confirmed that the Vietnamese NA closely follows their bilateral cooperation and provides the most favorable conditions to both sides’ joint ventures to expand their operations.
The Vietnamese high ranking official suggested both sides should hold regular exchange of visits at different levels and prioritize cooperation in scientific and technological areas, as well as in legislative work aimed at increasing the efficiency of work by the Russian Sate Duma and Vietnamese National Assembly.
Levchenko, who is also President of the Russia — Vietnam parliamentary group, informed the host outcomes of his meetings with Vietnamese counterpart agencies.
He also reconfirmed that the Russian Sate Duma Energy Committee always supports bilateral all-sided cooperation between the two countries, including those in energy.
Earlier, Levchenko held talks with Le Quang Huy, vice chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly’s Commission for Science, Technology and Environment.
At the talks, the two sides emphasized that cooperation in energy is one of key areas with great attention attached by leaders of both sides. They also agreed to expand financial support to technological cooperation in oil and gas exploration, among other fields.