Vietnamese, Chilean leaders exchange congratulatory messages hinh anh 1Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receives Chilean President Sebastián Piñerat Echenique in Hanoi in 2017. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong and Chilean President Sebastián Piñera Echenique on March 24 exchanged their messages of congratulations on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries (March 25, 1971-2021).

“The Vietnam-Chile relations have seen firm and intensive development during half a century with many ups and downs in history. Based on this positive foundation, the State, Government and peole of Vietnam will continue to work with Chilean friends and partners to expand and deepen the Vietnam-Chile friendship and comprehensive cooperation, thus serving the interest of the two countries’ people and contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in both regions,” the message of Nguyen Phu Trong read.

In his message, the Chilean President expressed admiration of the bravery and strength of Vietnam in the cause of national development as well as the hospitality and pride of the Vietnamese people.

“ Chile and Vietnam have built a firm relationship with cooperation, mutual trust and the will to bolster bilateral ties in not only economy-trade but also other aspects,” he wrote.

He stressed that the bilateral cooperation will continue to be promoted, thus strongly supporting the cooperative ties between Vietnam and the Latin America, and between Chile and Southeast Asia.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh also exchanged a congratulatory message with Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrés Allamand Zavala./.