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World leaders congratulate VN on reunification day

Hanoi, April 30 (VNA) – Lao and Russian leaders have sent their congratulatory messages to Vietnamese leaders on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of liberation of southern Vietnam and national reunification day (April 30).

Party General Secretary and State President Chummaly Sayasone, Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, and National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotu of Laos sent messages of congratulations to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.

The messages underscored that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam and with Vietnamese people’s determination, Vietnam defeated neocolonialists, paving the way for the Ho Chi Minh Campaign’s victory and ultimate national reunification.

This victory has been the pride of Vietnamese, Lao people and peace lovers worldwide. The liberation of southern Vietnam in 1975 created important opportunities for the victory of Laos’ struggle for independence and the establishment of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on December 2, 1975, the messages said.

In his message cabled to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Russian President V. Putin said this great day is a reminder of the courage, steadfastness, and heroism of Vietnamese people during their arduous struggle to defend their rights to freedom and independence. Those past struggle days tested the firm foundations built for the two nations’ friendship and cooperation.

He expressed his belief that built on the glorious tradition of the past, the two countries will progress forward their mutually beneficial relations, meeting fully the two people’s benefits as well as safeguarding peace, stability and security in the Asia-Pacific.

Putin sent a wish for happiness and prosperity to the entire Vietnamese people.