Russian PM’s visit in int’l media spotlight

Source: Pano feed

(VOV) – The international media has given wide coverage to Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev’s ongoing visit to Vietnam.

Major Russian news and media agencies such as Ria Novosti, Itar-Tass, and Interfax, have closely followed and reported on the visit, including the results of talks between Mr. Medvedev and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung, and his meetings with Vietnamese Party, State and National Assembly (NA) leaders.

Ria Novosti saidVietnam-Russia trade turnover had increased by 25% since 2011 and is expected to reach US$ 7 billion in 2015. According to the agency, both nations have concluded negotiations on a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.

Reuters also covered news relating to preparations between Hanoi and Moscow to sign an agreement on a free trade zone, and Russian Gazprom Neft’s plan to purchase 49% of the operator of Vietnam’s Dung Quat refinery.

The Associated Press quoted Prime Minister Medvedev during his visit to Vietnam as saying that Russia – Vietnam annual two-way trade turnover is forecast to increase 4 fold to US$10 billion by 2020.

The German newspaper Die Zeit earlier reported that the Eurasian Economic Union wants to sign a free trade agreement with Vietnam and the two sides have made important steps forward in this regard during the Russian Prime Minister’s visit.

Die Zeit quoted Prime Minister Medvedev as saying that the first agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union with a third country would help Vietnam and Russia step up their cooperation in oil and gas, nuclear energy, and military technology.

Đăng ký: VietNam News