General Secretary of the Party Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong (Source: VNA) 

In the letter, he stressed that Vietnam has always prioritised the strengthening and expansion of its traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Sweden – its most important partner in Northern Europe. 

He said both countries hold a long-standing relationship and supplementary strengths in diverse areas. 

The leader expressed his belief that with great cooperation potential and the common determination of the two countries’ leaders and peoples, Vietnam-Sweden ties will grow strongly for the sake of the prosperity of each nation, and for peace and cooperation in the region and the world.

Also on January 11th, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc offered his greetings to his Swedish counterpart Stefan Löfven on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the two countries’ diplomatic relations (January 11th).

For his part, the Swedish PM also sent a congratulatory message to PM Phuc the same day./.