Putin praised the contribution of the friendship Society in the history of relations of Russia and Vietnam

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Russian President Vladimir Putin in his address to the participants of the meeting on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Society of Russian-Vietnamese friendship has noted that virtually the entire history of relations with Vietnam is inextricably linked with the activities of the organization, the corresponding telegram published on the Kremlin website.

«With the activities of the friendship Society is inseparably connected virtually the entire history of relations between our countries. For six decades, this authoritative public organization promotes understanding and trust between the peoples of Russia and Vietnam,» the President said in the message.

The President also stressed that the successes achieved recently in the development of the partnership between the two countries were made possible largely through the active efforts of public diplomacy, including through the organization.

«Especially significant role society plays in the development of mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation in the fields of culture and science, education, sport and tourism and in expanding contacts between the regions of the Russian Federation and Vietnam and twinning Russian and Vietnamese cities,» the President added.

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