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Foreign leaders send congratulations to newly-elected Vietnamese leaders

April 06, 2021 | 12:45

Leaders of countries around the world have sent messages and letters of congratulations and made phone calls to newly-elected Vietnamese leaders, including State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

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In his congratulatory letter and phone call to President Phuc, General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Thounglun Sisolith stressed that Phuc’s election as State President reflected the high trust of the Party, State and people of Vietnam.

The Lao leader believed that, with his capacity, prestige and experience, President Phuc and the new leadership will continue to bring Vietnam to greater achievements, thus successfully implementing the Resolution of the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

President Phuc thanked the Lao leader for sending congratulations and making the phone call, expressing his wish to continue working closely with Thounglun Sisolith in his new position to foster the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos. On this occasion, President Phuc once again congratulated Laos on successfully organising the 11th National Congress of the LPRP and the 9th National Assembly elections, and Thounglun Sisolith on his election as LPRP General Secretary and President of Laos.

Foreign leaders send congratulations to newly-elected Vietnamese leaders
State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc takes the oath of office (Photo: VNA)

The two leaders affirmed that the Party, State and people of the two countries always attach great importance and give top priority to promoting the special bilateral relations. They highly appreciated the two countries’ efforts to keep cooperation momentum amid the COVID-19 pandemic by maintaining high-level visits and meetings and promoting the effectiveness of bilateral cooperation mechanisms.

Thounglun Sisolith also spoke highly of the completed construction on schedule of the Lao National Assembly building - a special and meaningful gift of the Party, State and people of Vietnam - to serve the first session of the 9th National Assembly.

The leaders agreed that in the coming time, the two sides should continue their coordination to well implement high-level agreements, constantly deepening the bilateral cooperation for practical benefits of the two countries’ people. Both sides also agreed to coordinate in increasing the education of young generations on the great special relationship between Vietnam and Laos, which has been nurtured by generations of leaders and people of the two countries, Vietnamplus reported.

President Phuc hoped that the Lao leader would soon pay a visit to Vietnam and the latter also invited the Vietnamese leader to visit Laos at an appropriate time.

He also sent the best wishes to the Lao leaders and people on the occasion of the Lao traditional New Year (Bunpimay).

Foreign leaders send congratulations to newly-elected Vietnamese leaders
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh takes the oath of office (Photo: VNA)

On the same day, in his congratulatory letter sent to PM Pham Minh Chinh, Lao PM Phankham Viphavanh wrote that the election of Chinh as Prime Minister of Vietnam demonstrates the confidence of the Party, the Government and the people of Vietnam in his role, capacity and vision in leading the country to constant development and prosperity.

“I will do my best together with you to fruitfully develop the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and people of our two countries, for the sake of our people as well as for regional and international peace, stability, development and cooperation,” he stressed.

Also on April 5, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of congratulations to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, noting the positive growth of the bilateral ties over the past year.

The Chinese leader affirmed that he attaches importance to the development of China-Vietnam relations, and is ready to make efforts to promote the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two nations to obtain new and greater achievements, bringing benefits to both countries and their people.

In his congratulatory message, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang emphasised that China and Vietnam are two friendly neighbours and important cooperation partners. He affirmed that he would actively build a win-win cooperation complexion, thus contributing to the friendly neighbourliness and comprehensive cooperation between China and Vietnam.

The same day, President of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen also sent a congratulatory letter to and made a phone call to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

During the phone call, Hun Sen spoke highly of Vietnam’s impressive achievements in socio-economic development and international integration cause and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He expressed his belief that in the new position, President Phuc will continue making great contributions to the renewal and national development cause, thereby continuously enhancing the country’s international position.

Foreign leaders send congratulations to newly-elected Vietnamese leaders

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue takes the oath. (Photo: VOV)

President Phuc affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, State and people always hope to continuously consolidate the good neighbourliness, traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries. He also expressed his belief that under the sound leadership of PM Hun Sen, Cambodia will successfully put the pandemic under control, soon stabilise and recover strongly.

Having been delighted at the development in bilateral relations, especially two-way trade, the two leaders affirmed their commitments to maintaining high-level meetings and suitable cooperative mechanisms. They also agreed to intensify collaboration in defence and security and increase the efficiency of borderline management, boost investment and transport connectivity, education and training and people-to-people exchanges.

PM Hun Sen thanked the Vietnamese Government and people for the donation of $200,000 to support Cambodia’s fight against the pandemic. President Phuc showed his hope that the Cambodian Government will continue caring for and creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese Cambodians living, studying and working in Cambodia.

The Cambodian PM also sent a congratulatory letter to newly-elected Vietnamese PM Pham Minh Chinh, in which he affirmed his willingness to closely coordinate with his Vietnamese counterpart to deepen the two countries’ long-lasting relations on the principles of good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, mutual understanding and enhancing multi-faceted cooperation.

He expressed his belief that with the joint efforts and determination to cooperate closely in both bilateral and multilateral frameworks, Cambodia and Vietnam can overcome unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic, for the interests of the two nations, for peace, stability, sustainable development and prosperity in the region and the world.

In his congratulatory message sent to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that the result of ballot casting at the National Assembly demonstrated the great prestige that the Vietnamese leader deserves to receive during the years of working in noble state positions.

Confirming that the Russia-Vietnam relationship relies on the foundation of long-lasting tradition of friendship and mutual respect, Putin said with the joint efforts, both sides will continue developing the bilateral strategic partnership and win-win cooperation in different fields, thus meeting basic interests of the Russian and Vietnamese people, and helping consolidate stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

On the same day, Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide extended congratulations to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and PM Pham Minh Chinh.

Italian President Sergio Matterella also sent greetings to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, while Italian Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Roberto Fico cabled a congratulatory message to NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

President Phuc was born on July 20, 1954 in the central province of Quang Nam. He was Politburo member of the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, member of the Party Central Committee of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, and NA deputy of the 11th, 13th and 14th tenures.
Pham Minh Chinh, born on December 10, 1958, is a member of the Party Central Committee in the 11th, 12th and 13th tenures, a Politburo member in the 12th and 13th tenures, Secretary of the Party Central Committee in the 12th tenure, Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Organization Commission and head of the committee’s sub-committee for internal political protection in the 12th tenure, an NA deputy in the 14th tenure, and Chairman of Vietnam – Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group of the 14th NA.

At 64 years old, Vuong Dinh Hue is a prominent member of the Political Bureau, the supreme policymaking body of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Born in Nghe An province, the politician has previous held a number of key positions in various State agencies, including State Auditor General, Minister of Finance, and Deputy Prime Minister, before being appointed by the Politburo to the position of Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee in February 2020.

He was then elected to the post of Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee last year at the Committee’s 17th Party Congress for the 2020 - 2025 tenure.

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