General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for the term of 2016-2021 takes the oath of office. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Leaders of Cambodia, Singapore, Ukraine, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Iran, Panama and foreign parties have sent congratulations to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong on his election as President of Vietnam.

In his congratulatory letter, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni expressed his belief that under the sound leadership of President Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnam will reap greater successes and further prosper in the future as well as continue maintaining its important role in the region and the world.

He hoped that Cambodia and Vietnam will continue to see thriving solidarity, friendship and cooperation at present and the future.

Meanwhile, Singaporean President Halima Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stressed that Vietnam and Singapore enjoy the fine relationship in all spheres, especially economy, finance, defence and security. They share a lot of common interests and coordinate closely in ASEAN and other multilateral forums.

The Singaporean leaders expressed their wish to work closely with President Nguyen Phu Trong to seek ways to lift bilateral ties to a new height.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, in his message, wrote that the election of Nguyen Phu Trong as President reflects the Vietnamese people’s high confidence in and recognition of his experience, leading capacity and great contributions.

He wished to soon meet President Trong to discuss bilateral ties and international issues of shared concern, thus fostering the Vietnam-Ukraine comprehensive partnership in a more intensive and practical manner.

President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK Kim Yong Nam expressed his belief that the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two nations will be developed and expanded in the time to come.

In addition, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Panama President Juan Cuarlos Varela Rodriguez and National Secretary of the French Communist Party Pierre Laurent cabled their messages of congratulations to the new President of Vietnam.

Ambassadors of countries, including Chile, the US and Brazil, to Vietnam also sent congratulatory letters to President Nguyen Phu Trong.

The 14th Vietnamese National Assembly on October 23 elected Nguyen Phu Trong as President of Vietnam.

After the results of the vote were announced, the new President had a swearing-in ceremony, vowing to stay absolutely loyal to the nation, people, and the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and to exert every effort to complete all missions assigned by the Party, State, and people. –VNA