Putin Visits Vietnam After Historic North Korea Trip

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Vietnam early Thursday following a trip to North Korea, the Kremlin announced.

According to the Kremlin, Putin will hold discussions with Vietnam Communist Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong during his visit. Additionally, he is scheduled to meet with Russian students studying in Vietnam.

In an opinion piece for Nhan Dan, a Vietnamese newspaper, Putin highlighted significant advancements in energy, trade, and financial exchanges between Russia and Vietnam. He commended Vietnam for its balanced stance on the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Since 2022, Russia has been strengthening its relationships with Asian countries in response to numerous Western sanctions.

Putin’s visit to North Korea, his first in 24 years, culminated in the signing of a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement between Russia and North Korea.–News Desk