State President Nguyen Minh Triet and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on July 12 sent congratulatory messages to Philippine President Benigno Aquino on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the Philippines.

The messages said the Vietnamese leaders were happy that the friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and the Philippines , fostered by the two countries’ leaders and people, had seen fine development and unceasing in-depth promotion, becoming the two peoples’ invaluable treasure.

On the same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem also cabled a congratulatory message to Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario./.