Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on August 21 sent a message of congratulations to Ismail Sabri Yaakob on his appointment as the ninth PM of Malaysia.

Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah on August 20 named Ismail Sabri Yaakob, UMNO Vice President, as the country’s new Prime Minister.

Ismail was sworn in as Malaysia's ninth prime minister on August 21./.