Russian official underscores people-to-people diplomacy

Vice Chairwoman of the Russia - Vietnam Friendship Association (RVFA) Regina Budarina has attributed the success of the 13th National Party Congress to the pillars of Party, State, and people-to-people diplomacy. (Photo: CPV)

In a recent interview with Russian news agency Sputnik, Budarina said the results of the congress will contribute to ensuring political stability in Vietnam for the years to come. The Communist Party of Vietnam’s leadership, along with people-to-people diplomacy on the back of State support, have found success in various fields.

She described people-to-people diplomacy as an important external policy resource and an equitable partner of the State in dialogue development and international cooperation, which has helped improve mutually-beneficial ties and raising understanding of the culture, tradition, and lifestyles of citizens worldwide.

Regarding Russia-Vietnam ties at present, Budarina said the two countries marked the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties last year. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the RVFA still completed important plans, such as holding the fifth junior painting competition and exhibitions on the memory of Vietnamese soldiers in the Great Patriotic War of Russia.

According to Vietnam News Agency, on October 20, the RVFA also held a scientific seminar on the role of people-to-people diplomacy in the development of Russia - Vietnam ties, with 358 Russian and Vietnamese delegates taking part.

It also successfully organised over 60 online trade promotion meetings between Russian and Vietnamese companies seeking partners./.


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