General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at the press briefing after their talks (Photo: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong sent a message of thanks to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of his official visit to Russia from September 5-8.

Thanking the President, other Russian officials and the Russian people for their considerate and respectful reception, the CPV General Secretary expressed his belief that the good outcomes of his visit, especially the Vietnam-Russia joint statement, will serve as the foundation for the two countries to strengthen and further deepen their traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership, meeting the aspirations and the interests of the two peoples, and benefiting peace, stability, cooperation and development in Asia-Pacific and the world as a whole.

“I take along with me deep impressions of the land and kind and hospitable people of Russia, along with a firm confidence in the bright future of our two countries,” the CPV chief wrote in the message.

He wished Russia constant development and prosperity, and even greater achievements in national construction, and development of the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.-VNA