World leaders send congratulations to Vietnam on National Day

by VNA04 September 2017 Last updated at 05:00 AM

The flag raising ceremony at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi on National Day September 2 (Photo: VNA)
The flag raising ceremony at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi on National Day September 2 (Photo: VNA) - World leaders have continued sending messages of congratulations to Vietnamese leaders on the country’s 72nd National Day (September 2).

President Htin Kyaw, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Vice Presidents Myint Swe and Henry Van Thio of Myanmar cabled congratulatory messages to Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh.

The Myanmar leaders expressed their delight at the elevation of bilateral ties to the level of comprehensive cooperative partnership and measures to enhance cooperation. They voiced their belief that Vietnam-Myanmar relations will further develop in the following years for their people’s common interests and a stronger ASEAN Community.

In messages to their Vietnamese counterparts Tran Dai Quang and PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi affirmed that India has attached importance to the friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership with Vietnam.

They stressed the importance of 2017, which was designated as the Friendship Year to mark 45 years of diplomatic relations and 10 years of the strategic partnership between Indian and Vietnam, believing that bilateral linkages will be further reinforced in the time ahead.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros also offered congratulations to President Tran Dai Quang, saying that his country wants to intensify political relations, bilateral cooperation and friendship with Vietnam.

In his message of congratulations to the Vietnamese President, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier also noted his wish to bolster the relationship between Vietnam and Germany.

Meanwhile, President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in highly evaluated major achievements in his country’s cooperation with Vietnam, adding that the RoK wants to continue reinforcing bilateral ties and wishes Vietnam successful hosting of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week this year.

Congratulating President Tran Dai Quang on Vietnam’s 72nd National Day, US President Donald Trump wrote that he expects to work with the Vietnamese leader to boost the bilateral relationship and also looks forwards to a visit to Vietnam in November.

Italian President Sergio Mattarella wrote in his message that the long-standing friendship is connecting Hanoi and Rome, creating prerequisites for both sides to step up cooperation in more spheres.

French President Emmanuel Macron also offered congratulations to President Quang, noting that he wants to further develop France-Vietnam relations in the lead up to five years of the strategic partnership and 45 years of diplomatic ties in 2018.

Describing Vietnam as an important partner of Australia in the region, Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove highlighted the fruitful development of multifaceted cooperation. He stressed the hosting of the APEC Year 2017 is a great chance for the world to witness  Vietnam’s dynamic economic growth, and Australia will continue supporting the Southeast Asian nation to successfully organise the APEC Year 2017, thus strengthening bilateral ties.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and PM Volodymyr Groysman also sent congratulations to their Vietnamese counterparts, affirming their country’s special attention to the comprehensive development of bilateral relations.

They expressed their belief that strong efforts to beef up ties in all fields and seek new opportunities to realise existing potentials will continue generating positive outcomes, benefiting the Ukrainian and Vietnamese people and create a momentum for expanding win-win cooperation.

On this occasion, Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin alao extended congratulations to Vietnamese Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

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