Russia keen on Vietnam energy and security partnership says Putin

AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a visit to Vietnam on Thursday that Russia was keen to partner with the southeast Asian country in energy and security.

A day after signing a mutual defence agreement with North Korea, Putin said Moscow and Hanoi are interested in building what he called a reliable security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region.

He also said Russian companies were ready to invest in liquefied natural gas projects in Vietnam.

The Russian leader made the comments in a televised news briefing with Vietnamese President To Lam.

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