Lao Party General Secretary and State President Choummaly Sayasone has sent a congratulatory message to newly elected General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong.

On the occasion, Chinese Party General Secretary and President Hu Jintao extended greetings to the new Vietnamese Party leader.

The Vietnamese Party chief also received congratulations from Cambodian King Samdech Preah Baromneath Norodom Sihamoni, President of the Cambodia People’s Party Samdech Chea Seam, Russian President D. A. Medvedev, General Secretary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Workers’ Party Kim Jung Il, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, President of the Russian Communist Party G. Zyuganov, the Hungary Communist Workers’ Party Central Committee, President of the Bangladesh Communist Party M.A. Khan and General Secretary of the Cambodia FUNCINPEC Party Nhiek Bun Chay./.