Viet Nam in Negotiations with Russia on Labor Pact: PM

The Vietnamese government is in negotiations with the Russian Federation on the signing of a labor pact that aims to shore up the rights of Vietnamese nationals in Russia, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung with the Vietnamese community  today in Moscow.

He assured the Vietnamese community in Russia that the government is paying attention to aiding overseas Vietnamese who live and work in other countries.

Upon his arrival in Moscow, the PM laid a wreath at the Ho Chi Minh Monument in the city.

Earlier, PM Dung was in St. Petersburg, where he received Municipal Governor Matvienko, visited the Power Machine Group's hydraulic plant and the Battleship Aurora.

In talks with the Governor, PM Dung said the Vietnamese public are delighted with gains Russia 's economy has made and that under President Vladimir Putin's leadership, the Russian Federation has become stronger while its position in the international arena has been solidified.

The PM appreciated bilateral cooperation between Viet Nam and Russia in general and between St. Petersburg and Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and the port city of Hai Phong in particular.

He also affirmed that the Vietnamese Government would continue to offer favourable conditions for localities of the two countries to team up on practical cooperation programmes.

According to Governor Matvienko, St. Petersburg, as a centre of culture and education, boasts enormous industrial potential and is willing to cooperate with Viet Nam to boost the teaching of the Russian language throughout the country.

She also expressed the hope of building business centres in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City as well as promoting cooperation with Viet Nam ’s energy sector.

PM Dung later witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between St. Petersburg and central Khanh Hoa province.

On the same day, PM Dung visited a hydrodynamic plant operated by the Power Machine group. The group, which has supplied one-third of Viet Nam ’s equipment for power generation and is involved in five power projects in Viet Nam , is one of Russia ’s leading turbine and electrical equipment manufacturers.

The late President Ton Duc Thang of Viet Nam once worked as a sailor on the Battleship Aurora and actively supported Russia ’s October Revolution, PM Dung said while visiting the battleship, expressing hope that the two peoples would continue to maintain and develop the two countries’ traditional relationship.

Source: VNA

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