Leaders of Laos and China have sent congratulatory messages to newly-elected Vietnamese leaders.
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc takes an oath on July 26. Photo: VNA
Top leaders of Laos and China on July 26 sent congratulatory messages to newly-elected Vietnamese leaders, including President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan.
In his message sent to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Thounglun Sisolith affirmed his desire to work closely with the Vietnamese leader in the coming time "to contribute to the enhancement of the great friendship, traditional fraternity and comradeship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, the States and the peoples.
He also pledged to continue directing and leading the implementation of the outcomes of the talks between Party and State leaders of the two countries in June 2021 for the interests of their people and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
In his congratulatory message to PM Pham Minh Chinh, Lao PM Phankham Viphavanh promised to work with his Vietnamese counterpart to further develop the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, the States and the peoples for the interests of their people and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
Earlier on July 20, Chairman of the Lao National Assembly Saysomphone Phomvihane also sent a letter of congratulations to Vuong Dinh Hue on his election as Chairman of the 15th National Assembly of Vietnam.
Also on July 26, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of congratulations to Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
In his message, Xi said that China and Vietnam are socialist neighbours and enjoy profound traditional friendship and extensive common interests.
In the face of transformations rarely seen in a century and the once-in-a-century COVID-19 pandemic, the two sides have united and cooperated together closely and taken concrete actions to enrich their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
So far this year, Vietnam successfully organised the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, while China celebrated the 100th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China.
Xi affirmed that he attaches importance to the development of China-Vietnam relations and stands ready to work with Vietnamese leaders to strengthen strategic guidance for the relationship between the two Parties and nations.
On the same day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sent a congratulatory message to PM Pham Minh Chinh.
Li recalled the outcomes of their talks in June 2021, in which the two sides reached important common perceptions on deepening the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.
He emphasised his willingness to work with Vietnam to enhance political trust, consolidate the basis for friendly cooperation, accelerate the connectivity of development strategies, build up a complexion of mutual benefits and win-win results, and promote the continuous development of China-Vietnam relations in the new era.
Earlier, on July 20, Chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee of China Li Zhanshu extended congratulations to Vuong Dinh Hue on his re-election as Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam in the 15th tenure.
Li said on the basis of the high-level common perceptions, he is willing to promote exchanges and cooperation between the two legislatures to a new height.
Also on July 26, China’s Vice President Wang Qishan sent a congratulatory message to Vietnamese Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan.