Participants at the meeting observed a minute’s silence to remember President Tran Dai Quang. Welcoming the VFF and NA delegations, the Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia briefed the delegates on the performance of the embassy in all fields of political, economic and cultural diplomacy, as well as the situation of the OV community in Russia. VFF President Tran Thanh Man spoke highly of the efforts made by the embassy staff over the past few years, which have effectively contributed to strengthening and developing the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Russia. He stressed the significance of the recent working visits to Russia made by Vietnamese delegations, particularly the official visit made by Vietnamese General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in early September and the attendance of Acting President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh at the second Asia-Europe Women’s Forum. He also updated the participants on the the country’s situation and the outcomes of his on-going visit to Russia. Meanwhile, NA vice Chair Uong Chu Luu expressed his delight at the achievements made by the Vietnamese embassy staff and Overseas Vietnamese in Russia.