Vietnamese leaders on June 16 sent greetings to their Icelandic counterparts on the occasion of the country’s 71 st National Day (June 17).

State President Truong Tan Sang extended congratulations to President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, while Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sent his greetings to Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.

On this occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also sent a letter of congratulations to Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.

Vietnam and Iceland established their diplomatic ties on November 15, 1996.-VNA