The meeting took place as part of Dmitry Medvedev’s official visit to Vietnam.
Excerpts from the transcript:
Nguen Phu Trong (via interpreter): Mr Medvedev, I am very happy to welcome you in Vietnam. You have conveyed very warm feelings from the people of Russia to us. Your current visit to Vietnam is taking place at a time when relations between our countries are developing very positively. I have the warmest memories of my recent visit to Russia and of our meeting at your residence during my stay in Russia. I am absolutely confident that your current visit will help further strengthen traditional friendship and all-round strategic partnership between Vietnam and the Russian Federation. I would like to once again wish you a successful visit to Vietnam.
Dmitry Medvedev: Mr General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President of Vietnam Nguen Phu Trong,
I would also like to personally greet you, to thank you for your hospitality and to completely agree with you that this visit is taking place at a time when our countries maintain very good relations of all-round strategic partnership. I hope that these events will also help expand our ties.
You have visited us quite recently, and it is very good that the leaders of our countries maintain fairly regular contacts. This guarantees that we will always have good and friendly relations. I would like to pass on greetings from President Putin and to wish you every success in the future.