For his part, the Swedish PM also sent a congratulatory message to PM Phuc the same day.
On this occasion, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong sent a letter of congratulations to King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf.
In the letter, he emphasized Vietnam has always prioritised the strengthening and expansion of its traditional friendship and all-around cooperation with Sweden – its most important partner in Northern Europe.
He said both countries hold a long-standing relationship and supplementary strengths in various fields.
Trong expressed his confidence that with great cooperation potential and the joint determination of the two countries’ leaders and peoples, Vietnam-Sweden ties will grow and flourish for the prosperity of each nation, and for peace and cooperation in the region and the world.