Belarus, Vietnam mark 30 years of diplomatic relations

    Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings to Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the two countries celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

    “Belarus and Vietnam have a lot in common: our peoples defended the right to build sovereign and independent states, fought for their place in the world. The Belarusian-Vietnamese cooperation is time-tested and has been going on for more than 30 years already. In difficult times we have never refused help to each other,” the message of greetings runs.

    The head of state said that since the establishment of the diplomatic relations, the countries have made considerable steps forward, established stable political contacts which are defined by a high level of respect and trust.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko warmly recalled his visits to Hanoi, during which he felt a real Vietnamese hospitality, personally convinced of the wisdom of the Vietnamese leadership, which is doing everything necessary to improve the well-being of its citizens.

    “I expect that we will be able to add impetus to our cooperation. For my part, I will provide all possible support to strengthen ties in various areas,” the Belarusian leader said.

    He wished health and further success to the Vietnamese President, and peace and prosperity to the friendly people of Vietnam.

    For his part, Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc also sent a congratulatory message to the Belarusian head of state. "Vietnam views Belarus as its close friend and reliable partner and is committed to strengthening all-round cooperation with Belarus. Over the past 30 years, the leaders and peoples of the two countries have made a lot to strengthen Vietnamese-Belarusian friendship and to meet the aspirations of each country. Cooperation in various fields has yielded significant results," the message of greetings reads.

    Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed confidence that thanks to the enormous potential and determination of the leaders and peoples of the two countries, mutually beneficial cooperation between Vietnam and Belarus will continue to expand for the benefit of the peoples of the two countries, in the name of peace and stability. "May the traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation between Vietnam and Belarus continuously grow stronger and develop!" the Vietnamese leader said.

    He wished prosperity to the Belarusian state, happiness to the people and good health, happiness and success to Aleksandr Lukashenko.