The message reads, in part:
“Vietnam has withstood many trials with honour and has achieved impressive economic and social development results and earned great respect on the international stage.
The ties between our two countries are based on excellent traditions of friendship and mutual assistance and are developing well today. I am sure that our upcoming contacts will help us to continue strengthening this comprehensive strategic partnership and open up new opportunities for practical cooperation in a wide range of fields. This is fully in keeping with our nations’ interests and helps to ensure stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region.”