|General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng and Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping. Vietnamese leaders extend congratulations to China on National Day on October 1. VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng|
HÀ NỘI Việt Nam’s top leaders have sent messages of congratulations to their Chinese counterparts to celebrate China’s 70th National Day (October 1).
The well-wishers included General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân.
The messages were cabled to Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Li Zhanshu.
In the messages, the Vietnamese leaders congratulated China on the major achievements the country had recorded over the past 70 years, especially after 40 years of reform and opening-up, and expressed their wishes for the Chinese people to reap greater benefits.
They said Việt Nam attached importance to its comprehensive strategic partnership with China and wished to work together with China to consolidate friendly neighbourliness and deepen their mutually beneficial co-operation.
They also hoped the two countries would control and satisfactorily settle existing issues on the basis of respect for each other’s legitimate interests and in line with international law, meeting the basic and long-term interests of the two nations and peoples, and contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh, head of the Steering Committee for Vietnam-China Bilateral Co-operation, also sent a message of congratulations to Foreign Minister Wang Yi. VNS