Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng during the press conference held after the conclusion of the 13th National Party Congress in Hà Nội on February 1, 2021. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Leaders of many countries, including the US, Russia, France, South Korea, and ASEAN countries, have extended their congratulations to Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng over his re-election as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Việt Nam in the 13th tenure.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's message says Russia values the personal contribution of the Vietnamese Party leader to strengthening the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
It expresses his belief that with joint efforts, the two countries will continue to promote bilateral constructive dialogues and effective cooperation in all fields, which meets the interest of the people of both Russia and Việt Nam and contributes to ensuring stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden appreciated the commitments made by General Secretary Trọng to promoting the US-Việt Nam partnership, and expressed his wish to further bolster the bilateral ties.
He also welcomed the Vietnamese Party leader’s efforts in fighting corruption and promoting good governance, and wished the Party General Secretary success in his position.
The US President stressed that cooperation among the US, Việt Nam and the ASEAN community, was very important to promoting shared priorities in the context of grave challenges facing the international community.
The message from Indian President Ram Nath Kovind notes that under General Secretary Trọng’s leadership, the special and time-tested relations between India and Việt Nam have witnessed unprecedented development in the past decade with the elevation of bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2016.
The President wished to continue working with the Vietnamese leader to further promote the relationship between the two nations, saying that the close coordination and partnership between the two countries in the post-pandemic world will contribute to peace and prosperity in the region and the world.
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide said he was honoured to meet and talk with General Secretary Trọng during his visit to Việt Nam, his first trip abroad after taking office. He expressed a hope that he and the Vietnamese Party leader would continue to coordinate in the future to further develop and deepen the extensive strategic partnership of the two countries across the fields from politics and security to economics and trade.
As the world is facing unprecedented threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan wishes to stand side by side with the international community, including Việt Nam, to overcome difficulties and challenges, Suga's message reads, noting his hope that the Japan-Việt Nam cooperative relationship will continue to be strengthened even during the pandemic.
President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in praised the efforts of the Vietnamese Party leader to develop the RoK-Việt Nam ties. He hopes to continue working with General Secretary Trọng for the development of the two countries’ strategic cooperative partnership in the time ahead.
In his message, French President Emmanuel Macron notes that the two countries have made joint efforts to enhance their friendship and cooperation for many years. It highlights the visit by General Secretary Trọng to France in March 2018 as a strong boost to bilateral ties. France wants to work together with Việt Nam to overcome great global challenges, especially the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and preservation of biological diversity.
Macron hopes that the two sides will join hands to further deepen bilateral ties in economics, culture, health care and national defence. The message reiterates France’s strong commitment to ASEAN and close cooperation in multilateral institutions such as the UN Security Council on the basis of international law.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's message says that under the leadership of General Secretary Trọng, Việt Nam has made strong leaps in the past decade. The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Việt Nam marked the start of a new key period in Việt Nam’s socio-economic development.
Singapore and Việt Nam are both traditional friends and strategic partners, and have always cooperated closely and effectively in both bilateral and ASEAN frameworks. The message affirms the Prime Minister's belief that the close bilateral relations will continue to be promoted in the years to come.
Meanwhile, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha wrote that the outcomes of the Congress demonstrated the trust of the Vietnamese Party and people in Party General Secretary Trọng.
“I believe that under your sound leadership, Việt Nam will continue to develop more strongly,” he wrote, and re-affirmed Thailand’s firm commitment to further deepening the enhanced strategic partnership with Việt Nam.
The Thai PM wishes that the two countries will cooperate more closely for the interest of their people and for peace and development in the region. — VNS