Leaders around the world have continued to extend their congratulations to Vietnam on the occasion of its 68th National Day (September 2).

Among those to send messages of support were Japanese Emperor Akihito and President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun Hye.

US President Barack Obama also sent his greetings to the Vietnamese people.

The list of well-wishers also included German President Joachim Gauck and French President Francois Hollande.-VNA