Hanoi (VNA)State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent a message of congratulations to President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo on the occasion of the country’s 61st Independence Day (June 30, 1960 - 2021).

On the same day, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son congratulated Congolese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Christophe Lutundula Apala.

Vietnam and the Democratic Republic of the Congo established diplomatic ties on July 16, 1964./.