Vietnam always attaches importance to friendship and cooperative ties with Singapore , Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said in Hanoi on Aug. 23.

Trong made the remark at a meeting with Singapore Ambassador to Vietnam Simon Wong.

He affirmed that further ties will work for the mutual benefit of the two countries as well as for the sake of peace, stability and development of the region and the world.

Wong congratulated Vietnam for successfully holding the 11 th National Party Congress and Trong being appointed as Party leader.

He also briefed Trong on Singapore ’s key achievements in national development and results of bilateral cooperation./.