Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Party Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong on January 11 sent a letter of congratulations to King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties (January 11).

In the letter, he stressed that Vietnam has always prioritised the strengthening and expansion of its traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Sweden – its most important partner in Northern Europe.

He said both countries hold a long-standing relationship and supplementary strengths in diverse areas.

The leader expressed his belief that with great cooperation potential and the common determination of the two countries’ leaders and peoples, Vietnam-Sweden ties will grow strongly for the sake of the prosperity of each nation, and for peace and cooperation in the region and the world. –VNA