Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 9 sent a message of congratulations to President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni on the occasion of the African country’s 59th Independence Day (October 9, 1962-2021).

The same day, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son cabled a similar message to his Ugandan counterpart Al-Haji Odongo Jeje.

Vietnam and Uganda set up their diplomatic ties in 1973./.