State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung continued to receive congratulatory messages from foreign counterparts on their elections during the ongoing first session of the 13th NA.

Cuban First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the State Council and Council of Ministers Raul Castro Ruz sent congratulatory messages to President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

In the messages, the Cuban leader expressed his determination to continue boosting the traditional friendship and cooperation between Cuba and Vietnam .

Emperor Akihito of Japan extended congratulations to President Truong Tan Sang, expressing his sincere and best wishes. He also wished prosperity for Vietnam .

On this occasion, President Sang received greetings from his counterparts: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Myanmar President Thein Sein, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Panama President Ricardo Martinelli, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov, East Urugayan President Jose Mujica, Sudan President Omer Hassan Ahmed El Bashir; and UNICEF Representative to Vietnam Lotta Sylwander.

Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Kim Hwang-sik cabled a greeting message to Prime Minister Dung, expressing his wish to continue close cooperation for the development of friendship between the two countries.

Prime Minister Dung also received congratulations from Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Myanmar President Thein Sein, Panama President Ricardo Martinelli, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Tunisian Provisional Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi, East Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, and Sudan President Omer Hassan Ahmed El Bashir.

Meanwhile, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung received greetings from Japanese Senate President Takeo Nishioka, who expressed his hope that relations between the two countries would be further developed through the exchange between the two parliaments.

The Japanese top senator expressed thanks to Vietnam for great assistance to Japan after the earthquake in eastern Japan .

Indonesian Chairman of the People’s Consultative Assembly Taufik Kiemas sent a congratulatory message to Chairman Hung on this occasion./