Inauguration of Vietnam Library at Moscow Research Institute

On February 22, the Vietnam library in Moscow was officially opened by the Institute of China and Contemporary Asia (ICCA), which operates under the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Delegates cutting the ribbon at the library inauguration. Photo: VOV

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, ICCA Director Kirill Vladimirovich Babaev said that the establishment of the library marks a new phase in the scientific and cultural relations between Russia and Vietnam, as reported by VOV.

Babaev stated that the library’s location within the ICCA, which brings together leading experts in Vietnamese studies in Russia, will contribute to the research on Vietnamese culture and the understanding of Vietnam.

Library inauguration ceremony. Photo: VOV

He expressed hope that the Vietnam library will serve as a starting point for high-quality scientific articles, new books, research projects, and breakthrough ideas. Babaev also extended gratitude to the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia and the “Tradition and Friendship” fund for their support.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi stated that the library will provide valuable information for readers and researchers interested in learning about Vietnam and its people. It will also serve as a venue for cultural events and exchanges, contributing to the Vietnam-Russia relationship, particularly in research collaboration and knowledge sharing in the field of social sciences.

On this occasion, the ambassador presented the book “Building and Developing a Comprehensive, Modern Vietnamese Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, Infused with the Identity of ‘Vietnamese Bamboo'” by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to the institute.

Ambassador Dang Minh Khoi presenting the book by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to the institute. Photo: VOV

Last month, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha held a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Alexander Valentinovich Novak to review bilateral cooperation and discuss measures to enhance cooperation in various areas in the future, as reported by VietnamPlus.

The two Deputy PMs acknowledged that the Vietnam-Russia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, which has a history of more than seven decades, has continued to develop and achieve significant results, especially within the Inter-Governmental Committee for Economic-Commercial and Scientific-Technological Cooperation framework.

They affirmed their commitment to closely coordinate efforts in implementing agreements reached during visits and meetings between senior leaders of the two countries, as well as enhancing the effectiveness of existing dialogue and cooperation mechanisms to support the sustainable socio-economic development of each country.

The two sides agreed to continue close coordination and implement specific measures to promote trade and investment relations, leveraging the advantages provided by the Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), particularly in areas of cooperation strength such as oil and gas, energy, tourism, education, training, and science and technology. Additionally, they pledged to promptly address obstacles in implementing cooperative projects between the two nations./.

Rosy Huong