According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, President Tran Dai Quang sent a message of congratulations to Queen Elizabeth II. On the same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc cabled a congratulatory message to his UK counterpart Theresa May. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh extended his congratulations to UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt. In their messages, Vietnamese leaders emphasised that the strategic partnership between Vietnam and the UK is developing fruitfully in all fields. They expressed their belief that with a strong foundation of bilateral relations over the past 45 years and the great potential for further cooperation that has been strongly affirmed through mutual visits by the two countries’ leaders, the Vietnam-UK friendship and cooperation will continue to reap greater success, meeting the aspirations and interests of the two peoples, for peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world at large.