State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc takes the oath of office (Photo: VNA)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
“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,”
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
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
State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) (Photo: VNA)
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.
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
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
USD 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
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./.