(Hanoi) In his 11 November 2013 visit to Hanoi, Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with the leadership including President of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang. As part of the official state trip the two sides met in consultation with Russian-Vietnamese delegations which included Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
The two men laid wreathes at the Vietnam War Memorial and at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
Talks between the two countries resulted in the adoption of a joint declaration on further strengthening the comprehensive strategic partnership between Russia and Vietnam.
As part of the agenda the heads of state signed agreements on joint military cooperation and training for Vietnamese citizens in Russian institutions of higher education, as well as agreements for Russian investment in developing Vietnam’s geology and mineral resources and prospecting and extracting hydrocarbons.
President Putin also spent time with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and then later met the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong.
As part of the visit Russian news agency held a joint photo exhibit with the Vietnam News Agency. Mr. Putin also attended the opening ceremony of the Days of Russian Culture in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, a cultural exchange program between the two nations.