|A street in central Đà Nẵng City is decorated to celebrate the National Day. —VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Top leaders of many countries have sent messages and letters of congratulations to the Party and State leaders of Việt Nam on the country's 76th National Day (September 2).
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, in his congratulatory message sent to President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, highlighted his appreciation for the growing Việt Nam-India comprehensive strategic partnership and the nations’ mutual support amid the pandemic.
Emperor of Japan Naruhito also cabled his congratulations to the Vietnamese President.
Meanwhile, President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in and Speaker of the RoK’s National Assembly (NA) Park Byeong-seug congratulated President Phúc and NA Chairman Vương Đình Huệ, expressing their belief that the two countries’ friendship would thrive and their people-to-people exchange would be deepened.
Congratulating President Phúc and the Vietnamese people, US President Joe Biden said he was proud of the progress made by the two countries in building their partnership for peace, prosperity and security in the region. He affirmed the US would stand side by side with Việt Nam in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In their messages to the Vietnamese State leader, Governor-General of Australia David Hurley vowed to continue supporting Việt Nam in accessing COVID-19 vaccine sources, while President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier lauded the role and multilateral efforts of Việt Nam and Germany in upgrading the EU-ASEAN ties to strategic partnership and hoped the bilateral cooperation would grow stronger despite the pandemic.
President Phúc also received congratulations from President of Italy Sergio Mattarella, Governor-General of Canada Mary Simon, President of Romania Klaus Werner Iohannis, King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf, President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, Salman of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud, President of Algeria Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and Secretary-General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) Louise Mushikiwabo, among many others.
On the occasion, National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ received congratulations from Speaker of the Senate of Canada George Furey and Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada Anthony Rota, President of the Senate of Romania Anca Dana Dragu, and Speaker of the Mongolian Parliament Gombojav Zandanshatar, among others.
Meanwhile, similar messages were delivered to Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính from his Romanian, Bangladeshi and Mongolian counterparts.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn also received congratulations from his counterparts from Romania, Egypt, Algeria, Mongolia, Turkey, and Sri Lanka. — VNS