RT-Engels: 20-06-2024,

The Russian president continues his Asian tour after historic visit to North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet his Vietnamese counterpart To Lam, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and other top officials in Hanoi, with the talks expected to encompass various aspects of the ties between the two nations, including economic partnership, trade, scientific and technical cooperation.

The Vietnamese delegation met Putin with a red carpet and honor guard as he touched down at Hanoi’s Noi Bai international airport early on Thursday morning, but the official welcoming ceremony was scheduled to take place later in the day.

The Vietnam trip comes immediately after Putin’s state visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, where he was hosted by the country’s leader Kim Jong-un, and signed a comprehensive new partnership treaty.

  • 20 June 2024

    04:12 GMT

    The Vietnamese government has ignored the US criticism for hosting a state visit by the Russian President, marking the latest failure by Washington to isolate Moscow over its conflict with Ukraine.

    “The visit demonstrates that Vietnam actively implements its foreign policy with the spirit of independence, self-reliance, diversification, multilateralism,” according to a statement on Vietnam’s government website, as cited by Bloomberg.

  • 03:54 GMT

    The US Embassy in Hanoi denounced the Vietnamese government for hosting a state visit by the Russian President, marking the latest failure by Washington to isolate Moscow over its conflict with Ukraine.

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