REUTERS

The signing of the agreement took place on the 26th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Ukraine, it said.

It aims to promote the bilateral relations after the successful 14th meeting of the Vietnamese-Ukrainian Intergovernmental Commission in October 2017.

Ambassador Nguyen Anh Tuan said the agreement was expected to meet the two countries' demand in line with the policy to bolster their comprehensive cooperation. The diplomat expressed the hope that the bilateral cooperation would continue to thrive in future.

Read alsoUA:PBC secures Olympics sub-licensing deal in UkraineFor his part, Zhdanov said the cooperation agreement marked an important milestone in the development of the bilateral relations, creating the necessary legal framework for boosting sports cooperation between the two countries.

He said he believed the cooperation would allow Vietnam and Ukraine to obtain higher results in sports and also paves the way for new opportunities and cooperation of the two nations' athletes and sports federations.

On the occasion, Zhdanov invited Vietnamese athletes to attend a training course at Ukrainian sports facilities and pledged to create favorable conditions for them.