Congratulatory Letters From President Halimah Yacob to President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Pham Minh Chinh

President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written congratulatory letters to President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, upon their election at the ongoing 11th Session of the 14th National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on 5 April 2021. The texts of the letters are appended.

 

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

7 APRIL 2021

 

 

Congratulatory Letter from President Halimah Yacob to President of the Socialist Republic of VietnamNguyen Xuan Phuc

 

 

6 April 2021

 

 

His Excellency Nguyen Xuan Phuc

President

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

 

 

Your Excellency,

 

 

On behalf of the people of Singapore, I extend my heartiest congratulations on your appointment as President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

 

Singapore and Vietnam are longstanding partners, and enjoy excellent relations across many sectors. The close friendship between our two countries is built on mutual trust and common interests, which have guided our strong partnership in multilateral fora, including the United Nations and ASEAN. Our bilateral relations have continued to grow even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Our two countries are breaking new ground in areas such as innovation, smart cities, clean energy, and digital economy. I am confident that there is much potential for Singapore and Vietnam to do even more together in the post-COVID-19 world.

 

Please accept my best wishes for Your Excellency’s good health and success. I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to make a State Visit to Singapore soon.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

HALIMAH YACOB

 

 

Congratulatory Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of VietnamPham Minh Chinh

 

 

6 April 2021

 

 

Dear Prime Minister Chinh,

 

 

On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I extend my warmest congratulations on your appointment as Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

 

Vietnam has made impressive economic and developmental progress in the last decade. Notwithstanding the challenge of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam has continued to grow from strength to strength, which attests to your dynamism, adaptability, resilience, and innovation. Singapore and Vietnam are longstanding friends and Strategic Partners. We are Vietnam’s third largest foreign investor, and we have deep relations across the board in security, trade, education, and finance. We are also working to expand our cooperation in new areas, including digital economy, cybersecurity, clean energy, and smart cities. I look forward to working closely with you in these areas.

 

Please accept my best wishes for your good health and success. I will be honoured if you are able to accept my invitation to make an Official Visit to Singapore at your earliest convenience.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

LEE HSIEN LOONG

Prime Minister

 

His Excellency Pham Minh Chinh

Prime Minister

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

 

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore