President Truong Tan Sang on August 8 sent congratulations to Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam on the occasion of his country’s 49th National Day (August 9, 1965).

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

Vietnam and Singapore established diplomatic ties in 1973.

Last year, the two sides agreed to elevate their friendship and comprehensive relations to a strategic partnership in a wide range of fields from politics, economics, and security-defence to education, health and culture-VNA