Newly-elected Prime Minister of Australia  Scott Morrison (Source: AFP)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc cabled a message of congratulations to Scott Morrison on his election as Prime Minister of Australia on August 24.

Morrison, 50 and former Australian treasurer, won his challenge for leadership of the Liberal Party against former Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton, by a vote 45-40.

He was sworn-in as the 30th PM at the government house in Canberra the same day. –VNA