Party-State leader congratulates new Malaysian King

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong has sent a congratulatory message to Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, who was sworn in as the 16th King of Malaysia on January 31.

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Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, who was sworn in as the 16th King of Malaysia on January 31 (Photo: New Straits Times/VNA)

Sultan Abdullah, the Sultan of Pahang, was elected king by the Conference of Rulers on January 24. He replaced Sultan Muhammad V, who resigned on January 6 after over two years on the throne.

Vietnam and Malaysia established diplomatic relations in 1973 and lifted their ties to strategic partnership in 2015.

VNA