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Foreign leaders congratulate Vietnam’s new state president, top legislator

Foreign leaders congratulate Vietnam’s new state president, top legislator

Friday, May 24, 2024, 16:08 GMT+7
Foreign leaders congratulate Vietnam’s new state president, top legislator
Vietnamese State President To Lam is sworn in during a ceremony in Hanoi on May 22, 2024.

Leaders of many countries and territories, including Russia, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, Palestine, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia, as well as United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres have sent congratulatory messages and letters to To Lam on his election as the state president of Vietnam and to Tran Thanh Man on being elected the country’s top legislator.

Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized the dynamic development of the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership and expressed his wish that Lam, as the state president of Vietnam, will continue promoting the two countries’ bilateral cooperation in all fields for the benefits of both nations and security and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah expressed his desire to further strengthen and deepen the friendship and long-term cooperation between the two countries, both bilaterally and as close partners in ASEAN.

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State of Palestine and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization Mahmoud Abbas, and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena also sent letters of congratulations to the new state president of Vietnam.

In addition, Mongolian President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh and Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament Gombojav Zandanshatar extended their congratulations to Vietnamese State President To Lam and NA Chairman Tran Thanh Man.

The Mongolian leaders affirmed the long-standing partnership between Vietnam and Mongolia as well as their readiness to work closely with Vietnamese leaders to strengthen the two sides’ bilateral relations and traditional friendship in all aspects while ensuring the benefits of both the Mongolian and Vietnamese peoples.

The Mongolian leaders also invited the two new Vietnamese leaders to visit Mongolia to elevate the two countries’ bilateral relations to a new height on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic ties this year.

Vietnamese National Assembly chairman Tran Thanh Man.

Vietnamese National Assembly Chairman Tran Thanh Man

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres offered his congratulations to To Lam on his election as Vietnam’s state president and expressed his desire to early meet the Vietnamese head of state, according to phone talks between the UN secretary general and Ambassador Dang Hoang Giang, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, on Thursday.

Guterres conveyed his belief that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the state, and State President Lam, Vietnamese people will obtain more achievements in all spheres, especially in the implementation of sustainable development goals.

He affirmed that the UN will continue to be a reliable partner of Vietnam during its development journey.

The UN secretary general spoke highly of Vietnam’s socio-economic development achievements and the country’s significant contributions to deal with global issues at UN forums.

Earlier, leaders of Laos, China, and Cambodia had extended their congratulations to To Lam on his election as State President of Vietnam.

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Thanh Ha - Duy Linh - Thanh Hien / Tuoi Tre News

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