President Truong Tan Sang, who is also Chairman of the Defence and Security Council, on April 14 sent a message of congratulations to Kim Jong Un over his election as First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The election was held during the fifth session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The late leader Kim Jong Il was recognised as the eternal chairman of the powerful commission, said the agency.-VNA