Vietnamese President to pay official visits to Switzerland, Russia

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will lead a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation to pay official visits to Switzerland and Russia from November 25 to December 2.

The visits will be made at the invitations of Swiss President Guy Parmelin and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 1971, Switzerland became one of the first Western countries to establish diplomatic relations with Vietnam.

Meanwhile, Vietnam and the Soviet Union (now Russia) set up their diplomatic ties on January 30, 1950.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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