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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Premier to Visit Hanoi

MOSCOW -- Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin is scheduled to visit Vietnam from Nov. 18-20 in a bid to boost bilateral ties, officials said Tuesday.

Talks are expected to focus on the Russian-Vietnamese cooperation in the field of fuel and energy, Itar-Tass quoted Russian government officials as saying.

In Soviet times, Moscow helped Vietnam develop its offshore oil resources, but that assistance has come to a halt and other bilateral ties also declined following the Soviet collapse.