Official visit to Vietnam
Vladimir Putin held talks with President of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang in Hanoi, and a number of bilateral documents were signed in the presence of the two heads of state. Following their talks, the two presidents made press statements. The President of Russia also met with Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung and General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong. Towards the end of his visit Vladimir Putin took part in the opening ceremony of the Days of Russian Culture in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.