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Russia and Vietnam can create free trade zones

6 September in Primorye held 17 meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Vietnamese Commission for Trade-Economic and Scientific-Technical Cooperation, the press service of the head of the region.

On the Russian side, the commission’s chairman is First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. The head of Primorye Vladimir Miklushevsky took part in the meeting of the commission.

Opening the plenary session, Igor Shuvalov noted that it is no coincidence that the meeting is taking place in Primorye on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University. “Primorye is a region rich in resources. And here, at the university, you can familiarize yourself with how future specialists are trained in the region, ”the First Deputy Prime Minister stressed.

Co-chairman of the commission from the Vietnamese side, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Vietnam Hoang Chung Hai noted that FEFU is on a par with the world's leading universities, and Primorye has long been known to him as a warm and hospitable region. He expressed the hope that the number of Vietnamese students in FEFU will grow in the near future.

Before the beginning of the plenary session, the co-chairmen of the commission met in a narrow group. At the meeting they discussed, among other things, the prospect of creating free trade zones between Vietnam and the Customs Union countries - Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. According to Igor Shuvalov, the relevant agreements can be signed this year.

The plenary session touched upon the topics of economic, investment and scientific cooperation between the two countries, as well as the implementation of joint projects.

“For the development of mutual trade, today it was decided to create a working group of representatives of the ministries of finance and national banks of Russia and Vietnam,” noted Igor Shuvalov. He also said that at the meeting, the parties discussed cooperation between individual regions of our countries. Including the talk was about the Primorsky Territory.

As a result, Igor Shuvalov and Hoang Chung Hai signed the protocol of the 17 commission meeting. The next meeting of the Commission in 2015 will be held in one of the cities of the Republic of Vietnam.

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