Leaders extend greetings to Australia on National Day hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: Internet)

Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc have extended their greetings to Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, respectively, on the 231st National Day of Australia.

Meanwhile, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has also sent her greetings to President of Australia’s Senate Scott Ryan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Tony Smith.

On the same occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has cabled his greetings to Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

In their messages, Vietnamese leaders complimented important achievements that Australia has gained in national development over decades, especially in economy, defence, security, education, and science-technology.

They lauded the increasingly active role of Australia and its contributions to the Asia-Pacific region and the world as a whole, affirming that Vietnam will continue coordinating closely with Australia to realize the bilateral strategic partnership that was set up in March 2018.-VNA