Int'l Leaders Congratulate Vietnam on National Day
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on behalf of the US Government, has cabled a message of congratulations to Vietnam on the 77th anniversary of its National Day (September 2).
|US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Photo: Reuters|
"On behalf of the United States of America, I offer my best wishes and congratulations to the people of Vietnam on your National Day on September 2."
In his message, Blinken noted that both “the US and Vietnam have achieved so much together to advance our shared priorities on regional security, prosperity, combatting climate change, addressing global health challenges, and strengthening people-to-people ties.”
He affirmed that “Our friendship is grounded in our support for a strong, prosperous, and independent Vietnam and our enduring commitment to addressing war legacies and humanitarian issues.”
The US diplomat expressed his wish to continue to work together with the Government and people of Vietnam “to bring prosperity, peace, and stability to both of our nations and the Indo-Pacific region”.
The two countries held the ninth US - Vietnam Asia-Pacific Dialogue in Washington DC on August 30 co-chaired by Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink and Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Minh Vu, according to VOV.
Both sides discussed issues related to the two countries’ shared interest in promoting peace, stability, and prosperity across the region. They affirmed the importance of continued senior-level engagement between Vietnam and the US and looked forward to celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Comprehensive Partnership in 2023. They agreed to convene their 10th Asia-Pacific Dialogue in Vietnam in 2023.
Party General Secretary and President Thongloun Sisoulith and other senior leaders of Laos sent telegrams congratulating Vietnam on its achievements in national construction, defence and development over the past 77 years, considering them a source of encouragement and strong motivation for the development of Laos.
They deeply thanked Vietnam for the great, timely and effective assistance, and vowed to continue to work with Vietnam to preserve and cultivate the long lasting relationship between the two countries. At the same time, they affirmed that under any circumstances, Laos will continue to stand side by side with Vietnam to preserve and cement this rare relationship.
|Lao Deputy Ambassador to Russia Vongvilay Thiphalangsy has offered his best wishes to the Party, State and people of Vietnam during his visit to the Vietnamese embassy in the country on the occasion of the 77th National Day of Vietnam (September 2). Source: Vietnam's embassy|
President Xi Jinping and other leaders of China sent congratulatory messages and affirmed that they attach great importance to the development of the relations between the two parties and states. They said they would look forward to constantly consolidating the traditional friendship with Vietnam and constantly creating new impetus for the development of comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.
In their congratulatory letters, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, Prime Minister Hun Sen and other leaders highly appreciated the positive developments of the good relationship between the two countries. At the same time, they reaffirmed their determination to continue working closely with Vietnamese leaders in order to further promote the Vietnam – Cambodia relations, for the benefit of the two peoples, as well as to realize the common vision of a peaceful, stable, harmonious and prosperous ASEAN Community.
President Vladimir Putin and other Russian leaders lauded Vietnam’s achievements in socio-economic development and international integration, affirming the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia would continue to be strengthened in all fields, especially in economy - trade, science – technology with potential projects to be implemented by both sides.
President Miguel Díaz-Canel and other leaders expressed their pride in the historic solidarity relationship between Cuba and Vietnam that has stood the test of time and developed constantly over the past decades. They affirmed their desires to further promote the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.
In their messages, leader Kim Jong-un and Prime Minister Kim Tok-hun of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea expressed their belief that the traditional friendship between the two parties and the two countries would continue to develop further in the coming time.
In his congratulatory message, Indian President Droupadi Murmu noted that the current comprehensive strategic partnership between India and Vietnam has been built on high trust, deep mutual understanding and shared values and interests. He expressed his wish to further strengthen the friendly relationship between the two countries, especially when they are both celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations this year.
On this occasion, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Malaysian King Abdullah Riayatuddin, Singaporean President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong cabled messages of congratulation to Vietnamese leaders on Vietnam’s National Day.
|On September 1, 2022, Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang and his wife Vu Thi Thu Huong along with officials and representatives of Vietnamese military agencies in France received a delegation of the Lao Embassy led by Ambassador Lao Kham Inh Khitchadeth led the way to congratulate the 77th anniversary of Vietnam's National Day. Source: Vietnam's embassy|
Abroad, the Lao ambassadors to France, Thailand, Australia, and Germany also visited the Vietnamese embassies in the three countries to offer congratulations on the 77th National Day of Vietnam.
In Russia, Lao Deputy Ambassador Vongvilay Thiphalangsy has offered his best wishes to the Party, State and people of Vietnam during his visit to the Vietnamese embassy, VNA reported Tuesday.
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