World leaders send congratulations to Vietnam on National Day

The flag raising ceremony at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi on National Day September 2 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (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.-VNA



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