Hanoi (VNA) President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc have cabled messages of congratulations to President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Win Myint on his election.

Win Myint, 66, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, became the country’s 10th president since 1948 after he won the presidential run on March 28.

He used to work as a lawyer. In 2012, U Win Myint, a member of the National League for Democracy (NLD), was elected as a parliament member to the House of Representatives.

He became Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2016.

The presidential run was hosted by the Union Parliament to fill the presidency vacancy left by U Htin Kyaw, who announced resignation last week, citing health as reason.-VNA