Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo was re-elected as President of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).(Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong on September 21 sent a congratulatory message to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his re-election as President of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as LDP President on September 20 for his third consecutive term.

Abe, 63, won 329 votes from Diet members and 224 from rank-and-file members for a total of 553 out of 807 votes. His new term runs for three years, until September 2021.-VNA