Greetings on 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Philippines diplomatic ties hinh anh 1State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L), who served as the Prime Minister at the time, joined talks with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of the 30th ASEAN Summit in the Philippines in 2017 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese leaders have extended greetings to their Philippine counterparts on the occasion of the 45th founding anniversary of the diplomatic ties (July 12, 1976 - 2021).

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh cabled their greetings to President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son sent his greetings to Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin.

The Philippines’ exports to Vietnam hit 1.27 billion USD and the import value was 3.64 billion USD in 2020.

Over the past five years, the two countries have also carried out an array of activities in culture and education./.