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Hanoi (VNA) – Leaders from China, Laos, Cambodia and Russia have cabled congratulations to their Vietnamese counterparts on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of National Day (September 2).

Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Zhang Dejiang of China extended messages of congratulations to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

In the messages, they expressed their belief that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), the Vietnamese people will successfully fulfill goals set by the 12th National Party Congress.

They affirmed that China highly values ties with Vietnam and will strive to foster the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

In congratulatory messages sent to the Vietnamese Party, State, government and legislature leaders, Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and NA Chairwoman Pany Yathotou state confidently that under the sound leadership of the CPV, the fraternal Vietnamese people will achieve new and greater successes in the renovation period, towards developing Vietnam into a modern-oriented industrialised nation by 2020, with wealthy people, democracy, fairness and civilisation.

They believed that the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and peoples will grow incessantly, for the sake of peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

Meanwhile, the Standing Committee of the Cambodian People's Party Central Committee, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen, NA President Heng Samrin and President of the Senate Say Chhum wished that the fraternal Vietnamese people would score greater achievements and the solidarity, traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the Vietnamese and Cambodian Parties, governments and peoples will keep growing.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, for their part, believed that positive Government-level collaboration will facilitate major economic projects in the two countries.

On the occasion, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith, Cambodian Senior Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhon, and Russian FM Sergey Lavrov extended congratulations to Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.-VNA