Viet Nam asks Russia to take urgent measures for its students' security
Moscow, Dec. 27 (VNA)- Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Van Nganh on Dec. 27 sent his envoy to several senior officials of Russia to submit a diplomatic note, urging Russia to take urgent measures to ensure security for Vietnamese students in Moscow and the whole of Russia as well as to track down and punish criminals.
The note was sent to Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Minister of International Affairs Rasit Nurgaliyev, and Minister of Education and Training Andree Fursenko of Russia, and Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov.
In the note, the Vietnamese diplomat stressed the seriousness of the case where two Vietnamese students attending Moscow Energy University were assaulted on Saturday night. He reiterated Viet Nam's serious concerns about the insecurity for the Vietnamese community in Moscow and Russia as a group of young Russian extremists killed Saint Peterburg student Vu Anh Tuan from Viet Nam in October and recently beat the two above-mentioned students.
Also in the day, the Vietnamese embassy and the taskforce of the Vietnamese community in Russia met to discuss measures to support Nguyen Hoang Anh and Nguyen Tuan Anh in medical treatment. The meeting was wrapped up with the taskforce's decision to launch a fund-raising campaign to help the two victims while the Moscow Energy University's students association has also sent its members to take care of them and encourage others to continue their study.
Nguyen Hoang Anh was reported to have gradually recovered while his friend Nguyen Tuan Anh remained unconcious.