State President Truong Tan Sang received in Hanoi on Aug. 23 a delegation of Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian veterans who helped Vietnam during its resistance war.

President Sang warmly welcomed the comrades of Russia , Ukraine and Belarus , who were visiting Vietnam at the invitation of the Ministry of Defence, affirming their current visit would contribute to strengthening and fostering the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the people of Vietnam and those countries.

He expressed the deep thanks of the Party, State and people of Vietnam for the wholehearted support of the people of former Soviet Union, including those of Russia , Ukraine and Belarus , for the Vietnamese people in the past
and help in national construction at present.

The veterans recalled the hardships as well as the glorious victories of the Vietnamese people and army and expressed their wishes to continue to make contributions to fostering the relations between their countries and Vietnam. /.