Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on March 5 sent congratulatory messages to Russian President elect Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, on the occasion of his victory in Russia ’s presidential election.

In their congratulations, the Vietnamese leaders affirmed that they will continue to strengthen cooperation with Putin in his capacity as president of Russia, with the aims of further promoting the traditional friendship and strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia in the future.-VNA