Bloomberg: Vietnam ignored US criticism by hosting Putin

Bloomberg: Vietnam ignored US criticism by hosting Putin

Bloomberg: Vietnam receives Putin on a visit, ignoring criticism of the U.S.

Vietnamese authorities ignored criticism from the United States while hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin on a visit, Bloomberg writes.

“Vietnam is hosting Putin to strengthen relations, ignoring US criticism,” the publication says.

As the US agency notes, Vietnam sees Russia as a “strategic defence” and support in a whole list of areas, including energy and arms. At the same time, the Russian head of state’s visit is taking place despite objections from the US embassy in Hanoi.

“Vietnam is emphasizing decades-long relations with Moscow in the face of the United States’ negative reaction,” the agency writes.

It also points out that Vietnam has become one of the southeast Asian states that did not join Russia’s condemnations after it launched a special military operation in Ukraine, adopted a neutral status and called for a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

The Russian president flew to Vietnam on 19 June evening Moscow time after a state visit to North Korea. Putin will hold talks in Hanoi on Thursday with all four Vietnamese leaders and meet with Soviet and Russian university graduates.

This is the fifth trip to Vietnam for Putin, having previously visited the Asian nation in 2001, 2006, 2013 and 2017. During the current talks, it is planned to discuss the full range of issues of the Russian-Vietnamese comprehensive strategic partnership.

As the Kremlin noted, developing the partnership is one of the priorities of Russian policy in Asia, including because the two countries’ approaches to solving many global and regional problems coincide or are very close. In addition, Vietnam is one of the leading members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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