Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong delivers his inaugural speech at the 6th session of the 14th National Assembly (Photo: VNA)

New Delhi (VNA) – Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and leaders of two communist parties of the country have congratulated General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong on his election as President of Vietnam.

In his message, President Kovind affirmed that India attaches utmost importance to the friendship with Vietnam. He said the two countries share many common interests and also have profound sense of responsibility for and big opportunities to help promote peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.

He expressed his belief that his visit to Vietnam this November will further consolidate the countries’ political trust and comprehensive strategic partnership for the sake of the two nations.

The Indian President offered his best wishes to Party General Secretary and President Trong.

[Infographics: Biography of Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong]

General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sitaram Yechury also offered congratulations to President Trong.

Yechury wished Trong and the CPV more successes with their leadership of Vietnam on the path to peace, prosperity and development. He added that his party hopes under the leadership of Party General Secretary and President Trong, Vietnam will keep making progress in building socialism, and relations between the two parties, states and nations will be strengthened.

In his congratulatory message, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy said Trong’s election is an important event that reflects the Vietnamese people’s will, aspiration and trust in the CPV’s leadership.

The Indian party voiced its belief that under the leadership of General Secretary and President Trong, Vietnam will see even stronger development and play an important role in the maintenance of peace and stability in the world. Additionally, the two parties’ relations and the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and India will be enhanced, Reddy added.-VNA