Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong at the swear-in ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Foreign media outlets have covered the Vietnamese National Assembly’s election of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam as the new President on October 23.

Chinese Xinhua News Agency published a biography of Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong, and quoted the new President after being sworn in as saying “I am happy because I have been trusted and loved by the National Assembly and assigned tasks. I am worried about how to fulfil the heavy tasks before the country”.

Chinese Party head and President Xi Jinping also sent a congratulatory message to his counterpart Nguyen Phu Trong.

Meanwhile, Prensa Latina news agency of Cuba also reported the Vietnamese NA’s election of Nguyen Phu Trong as new President through a secret vote.

The agency noted that First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Raul Modesto Castro Ruz and President of the Cuban Council of Ministers Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez sent messages of congratulations to Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong.

The same day, Russia’s TASS news agency reported Russian President Vladimir Putin also congratulated Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, saying his election showed Trong’s prestige earned through his Party and State positions, as well as the recognition of his contributions to completing socio-economic tasks and reinforcing Vietnam’s global status.

President Putin also expressed his belief that Vietnam and Russia will continue efforts to foster their comprehensive strategic partnership.

Many other news agencies such as France’s AFP, UK’s Reuters, US’s AP and Japan’s Kyodo, also reported on the event.

The AFP quoted experts’ comments that after taking the office, Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong will continue the anti-corruption campaign.-VNA