Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 17 congratulated
Inspectorate of Vietnam and the Russian Presidential Anti-Corruption
Directorate on their expanded anti-corruption cooperation.
At a reception for Chief of the Russian Presidential
Anti-Corruption Directorate Chobotov Andrey Sergeevich in Hanoi, the PM
lauded effective cooperation activities between the two agencies like the
sharing of information and experience in corruption combat.
He stressed that Vietnam attaches importance to
anti-corruption work, considering this an important task and one of the top
priorities in building a professional, modern and efficient administrative
Many corruption cases have been brought to light in
Vietnam, he said, adding that the political system and mass organisations
have always kept a close watch on the efforts.
The leader rejoiced at achievements Russia has
recorded over the past time, saying they have greatly contributed to global
peace and stability.
He described the time-tested partnership between
Vietnam and Russia as a valuable asset shared by the two peoples, and
expressed his belief that the Russian delegation’s visit will contribute to
boosting the bilateral friendship and collaboration.
PM Phuc suggested Vietnam and Russia strengthen
their cooperation in economy, trade, investment and other spheres.
The Vietnamese Government will facilitate the
operation of Russian businesses, he pledged, calling on the Russian side to
create optimal conditions for Vietnamese firms to operate in the country.
As the Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) in 2020, Vietnam hopes to welcome the Russian President to
visit the country this year, PM Phuc said.
For his part, the Russian official said his visit
aims to strengthen cooperation between the two agencies, thus contributing
to promoting the Vietnam-Russia ties.
He briefed his host on major cooperation
orientations in the next five years as agreed by the two agencies, with
collaboration in new areas expected to be enhanced.
The two sides also agreed to organise an
anti-corruption conference in Russia in the time ahead, as part of the
activities marking the 70th founding anniversary of the Vietnam-Russia
diplomatic ties, he said./.