Russian President Putin arrives in Vietnam in an effort to strengthen ties with Southeast Asia

Hanoi, June 20 (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been internationally remoted as a consequence of navy motion in Ukraine, arrived right here on a state go to on Thursday to additional strengthen ties along with his long-time accomplice Vietnam.

Putin was welcomed by dignitaries on his arrival right here. Troopers wearing white had been seen standing in consideration posture to welcome Putin.

Putin arrived right here from North Korea.

Putin and North Korean chief Kim Jong Un have signed an settlement, beneath which each international locations have pledged to assist one another with none delay within the occasion of battle.

This settlement is taken into account to be the simplest settlement between Moscow and Pyongyang for the reason that finish of the Chilly Battle. Each international locations are going through a rising impasse with Western international locations.

The US Embassy within the nation has strongly criticized Putin’s go to.

So much has modified since Putin’s final go to to Vietnam in 2017. Russia faces sanctions by the US and different Western international locations for its invasion of Ukraine.

The Hague-based Worldwide Felony Courtroom issued an arrest warrant towards Putin for battle crimes in 2023, however the Kremlin rejected it as invalid and insisted that Moscow doesn’t acknowledge the court docket’s jurisdiction.

Nguyen Khac Giang, an analyst at Singapore’s ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, mentioned Putin’s current visits to China, North Korea and now Vietnam are an try to offer a brand new path to Russia, which is internationally remoted.