On April 5, 2021, President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to Nguyen Xuan Phuc on his election as Vietnamese president.
Xi Jinping pointed out in his message that China and Vietnam are socialist neighbors linked by mountains and rivers. Since last year, the two countries have helped each other and made major achievements together in the COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control. With continuous sound development in bilateral relations, the two countries have jointly written a new chapter of China-Vietnam neighborly friendship.
Xi Jinping stressed that the world today is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century, and the China-Vietnam relations and the two countries' cause of socialist construction have entered a crucial stage of inheriting the past and ushering in the future. I attach great importance to the development of China-Vietnam relations, and am willing to work with you, guided by building a community with a shared future with strategic significance to both sides, to strive for continuous, fresh and greater achievements in our comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and better benefit the two countries and peoples.
On the same day, Premier Li Keqiang sent a congratulatory message to Pham Minh Chinh on his election as Vietnamese prime minister. He expressed his willingness to work with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh to steadily promote the synergy of the two countries' development strategies, speed up the construction of a mutually beneficial cooperation paradigm, and make positive contributions to the development of China-Vietnam relations featuring good-neighborly friendship and all-round cooperation.