At the meeting between the Vietnamese and Russian PMs, the two leaders expressed their pleasure at the positive development of the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership with enhanced political trust and trade growth.Two-way trade increased by 26 percent in the first nine months of 2017 while trade between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) also grew by 23.5 percent, the noted.The PMs agreed to take drastic measures to fully tap huge cooperation potentials between the two countries in addition to expanding trade and investment ties with a stronger focus placed on agriculture. PM Phuc proposed Russia soon grant licenses to Vietnamese aquatic exporters who have been recognized by Vietnamese quality management agencies. PM Medvedev affirmed that Russia will increase imports of aquatic products from Vietnam which meet the EAEU requirements and agreed with PM Phuc’s proposal on making it easier for the reception of Vietnamese guest workers in Russia. They also pledged to strengthen coordination at multilateral forums. The Russian PM invited Vietnamese enterprises to participate in the Ekaterinburg international exhibition 2018. During his meeting with President Duterte, PM Phuc suggested the two sides actively deploy already signed agreements, including a rice trading deal. He proposed President Duterte direct Philippine competent agencies to pay more attention to ensuring safety for Vietnamese sailors and address relevant issues.The two leaders agreed to maintain regular high-level visits and meetings as well as bilateral cooperation mechanisms, increase two-way trade, beef up coordination in the fight against crimes, including drug crime, and ensure maritime security.