1 Dec 2021 17:24

Russia welcomes Vietnam's decision to make Russian first foreign language in schools again - Russian PM

MOSCOW. Dec 1 (Interfax) - Russia is interested in expanding cultural and humanitarian interaction with Vietnam and welcomes the decision to make Russian the first foreign language in schools again, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.

"We hope to complete the events under the program of cross-years of Russia and Vietnam after the relevant pandemic restrictions are lifted, and we very much welcome the decision of the Vietnamese administration to make Russian the first foreign language in schools again," he said during a meeting with Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday.

The signing of some important agreements that outline new tracks of cooperation in the sphere of industry, culture, energy, and interaction between the Central Banks is timed to the Vietnamese president's visit," Mishustin said.

"I am convinced that these agreements will give a considerable impetus to further development of our multifaceted Russian-Vietnamese cooperation," the Russian prime minister said.

The Vietnamese president, for his part, said Vietnam attaches a lot of importance to comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia. "We want to deepen relations with you in various spheres," the president said. He added that he was glad to meet with Mishustin for the first time and would like to discuss issues important to cooperation between the two countries.