Vietnam congratulated Russia for holding a successful presidential election and to Vladimir Putin for his triumph, said Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Luong Thanh Nghi.

Nghi commented on the results after the Russian presidential election on March 5.

He said “We believe that under the leadership of President Putin, Russian people will continue to reap successes in their modernisation course and the Russian Federation will prosper and raise its global role and status, contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in the region and elsewhere.

We also believe that the Vietnamese-Russian strategic partnership, which President Vladimir Putin ardently promoted, will continue with its robust development in the interests of both peoples and that the traditional friendship between the two countries will be long-lasting," concluded the spokesman.-VNA