The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ba Dinh Square, where then President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence announcing the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam – now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, on September 2nd, 1945 (Photo: VNA)
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping offered congratulations to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sent the congratulatory message to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, while Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China Li Zhanshu extended greetings to Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
In their messages, the leaders of the Chinese Party, State, Government and National People’s Congress highly valued the achievements Vietnam has obtained over the past time, voicing their belief that under the CPV’s leadership, the Vietnamese people will definitely soon realise the target of building a socialist State with prosperous people, a strong country and an democracy, equitable and civilised society.
They affirmed that China attaches importance to developing relations with Vietnam and is willing to join Vietnam in developing their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in a stable, healthy and sustainable manner.
General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Chairwoman of the National Assembly Pany Yathotou also sent congratulatory messages to General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
The Lao leaders expressed their delight at the unceasing development of the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries’ Parties, States and people. They once again thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for their previous, timely and effective support for Laos to address recent flood consequences in Attapeu province.
They also affirmed that despite how complex the regional and international situation is, the Lao Party, State and people will, together with Vietnam, continue nurturing the special bilateral relations.
Meanwhile, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, the Central Committee of the Cambodian People’s Party, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, President of the Senate Say Chhum and the senior parliamentarian Samdech Heng Samrin also sent letters of congratulations.
They congratulated Vietnam on the major attainments it has gained under the CPV’s leadership, which they said have helped improve the country’s role and stature in the region and the world.
They applauded the growth of the solidarity, traditional friendship, and comprehensive, sustainable and long-term cooperation between the Cambodian and Vietnamese Parties, Governments and people. They showed the resolve to intensify those ties, wishing Vietnam to harvest even greater victories in national development.
In his messages sent to the Vietnamese President and PM, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez offered the warmest congratulations and stressed the determination to strengthen the long-lasting friendship, fraternity and cooperation between the two nations.
The leaders of Vietnam also received congratulations from Russian President Vladimir Putin, PM Dmitry Medvedev, Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Viktorovich Volodin, and Chairwoman of the Federation Council Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko.
The Russian leaders highlighted that the countries’ time-tested friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership have recorded dynamic strides and achieved big accomplishments in enhancing the trustworthy political ties and relations in economy-trade, science-technology, culture and humanism, thus ensuring their people’s interests and contributing to the stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
They also expressed their belief that the upcoming official visit to Russia by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong will promote win-win bilateral cooperation in all aspects, as well as close coordination in global and regional issues of mutual concern.
Singaporean President Halimah Yacob and PM Lee Hsien Loong also extended congratulations to their Vietnamese counterparts, saying that Vietnam has made great socio-economic progress over the past years, become one of the fastest growing economies in the region, and also been a leading option of foreign investors, including those from Singapore.
They emphasised that the two countries are enjoying a sound relationship. Notably, they are celebrating 45 years of bilateral diplomatic ties and five years of the strategic partnership. The leaders hope to continue working closely with the Vietnamese side to expand cooperation and bring the countries’ relations to a new height in the time ahead.
In his message sent to PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha noted that Thailand and Vietnam have close and dynamic relations based on the common visions and interests along with long-standing people-to-people exchanges. He affirmed the resolve to cooperate closely with Vietnam in reinforcing bilateral links for the common interests and prosperity of their people and the region.
On this occasion, Vietnamese Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh received congratulations on the National Day from Chinese State Councillor, Foreign Minister and Chairman of the China-Vietnam Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation Wang Yi; Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith; Cambodian Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn; Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla; Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan; and Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai./.CPV/VNA