Authored by Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh, the book is divided in five chapters providing a brief introduction to Vietnam and Russia; President Ho Chi Minh, who laid the foundation for the establishment of the bilateral ties; the relations between Vietnam and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in the 1950-1990 period; the Vietnam – Russia ties during the 1991-2011 period; and from 2011 until now.
The publication features more than 700 photos and documents on the bilateral cooperation across the vast fields of politics, economics, defence-security, culture, education, science-technology, and people-to-people diplomacy.
The book also quotes opinions and memories of leaders, researchers, and historical witnesses from the two countries.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Ngo Duc Manh said that he came up with the idea of penning a book on the great friendship between Vietnam and Russia quite a long time ago, with the aim of further promoting the special bilateral relationship.
He expressed his thanks to leaders, archives, press agencies, individuals and friends from the two countries for their enthusiastic support and comments in compiling the publication.
In the introduction of the book, Politburo member, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh stated that with an abundance of information and data, the book chronicles the 70-year history of Vietnam – Russia ties as well as the effective, comprehensive and deep cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
For her part, Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council V. Matviyenko appreciated that Ambassador Manh’s book includes many notable documents on the establishment and development of Russia – Vietnam cooperation.
She also reaffirmed that Russia and Vietnam are determined to further develop the bilateral ties under the spirit of friendship, mutual trust, and respect for each other’s interests.
Book chronicling 70 years of Vietnam-Russia ties launched