Communist Party of Vietnam Headquarters, Hanoi
September 29, 2016

President Rodgrigo Roa Duterte paid a call on the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee (CPVCC) Nguyễn Phú Trọng after his meeting with President Trần Đại Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during his two-day official visit in Vietnam.

President Duterte said that he is happy to meet the top leader of Vietnam and he personally extended his congratulations and admiration for what is Vietnam today after its struggle for independence. According to him, he has much respect for the people of Vietnam.

In response, General Secretary Trong said he appreciated the kind words of the President for his people and that his visit takes place when the relations for both countries are seeing very good development.

“There is our commitment for strong brotherhood and friendship, we hope we could generate more business,” said the President.

The General Secretary is ranked the highest in the Political Bureau, Vietnam’s highest decision-making body, and is considered the most powerful person in the country.

Comrade Trong is the Member of the CPVCC’s 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th Tenures (since Jan 1994 to date); Member of the Politburo of the CPVCC’s 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th Tenures (since Dec 1997 to date); Deputy to the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam’s 11th, 12th, 13th Legislatures (since May 2002 to date).

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