President Truong Tan Sang on August 1 extended his congratulations to Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam on his country’s 48th National Day (August 9, 1965-2013), and on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Singapore (August 1, 1973-2013).

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also cabled greetings to their counterparts, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam.-VNA