The national flags of Vietnam and Namibia (Photo: www.123rf.com)

Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and President Nguyen Phu Trong on March 20 sent a congratulatory message to President of Namibia Hage Gottfried Geingob on the African nation’s 29th Independence Day (March 21).

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh extended his congratulations to Namibian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah.

Vietnam and Namibia set up diplomatic ties in 1990, based on the sound traditional relationship first started in the 1970s between the CPV and the South West Africa People’s Organisation (SWAPO) – the current ruling party in Namibia.-VNA