Leaders from countries and main political parties worldwide have sent New Year greetings to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival.

The well-wishers include General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party’s Central Committee and State President Choummaly Sayasone; Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni; General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping; President of the United States Barack Obama; President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye; Cuban leader Fidel Castro; First Secretary of the Workers’ Party and First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un; Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev; Prime Minister and President of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan Shinzo Abe; Prime Minister and Secretary-General of the People's Action Party of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong; and President of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Gennady Zyuganov.

In the greetings letters, the leaders spoke of the leading role of the Communist Party of Vietnam, its international position and reputation and treasured the relationship with the Party. They also noted the country’s reform and diplomatic achievements over the years.

General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong took the occasion to express thanks as well as extending the best New Year wishes to the leaders of countries, main political parties and international friends.-VNA