On the occasion of the Lunar New Year Festival (Tet), State President Truong
Tan Sang extended his New Year’s greetings to people throughout the country:
|President Truong Tan Sang|
“Dear fellow citizens, comrades, and soldiers from all parts of the country and
Vietnamese people around the world.
On the auspicious occasion of the New Year, the Year of the Dragon 2012, I
cordially extend my best wishes to all Vietnamese people across the country, as
well as those living abroad. I especially want to send my best wishes to the
military staff and soldiers on duty in remote border and island stations, as
well as public servants who are working away from home during Tet.
I sincerely hope Vietnam will enjoy peace and prosperity in the new year, and
that all its people will grow to be prosperous and happy.
I extend my best wishes to all our foreign friends living and working in Vietnam
for peace, stability, cooperation and development. The Vietnamese people also
offer their friendship to all people and nations around the world.
Thanks to the joint efforts and determination of all Vietnamese citizens,
comrades and soldiers, Vietnam recorded significant progress in the Year of the
Cat 2011 and overcame many difficulties and challenges to obtain considerable
achievements in economic growth, social welfare, political stability and social
order, and national defense and security, while firmly protecting the country’s
national sovereignty and territorial integrity and strengthening its external
relations and international integration to raise the nation’s status in the
In this New Year of the Dragon 2012, although we still face numerous
difficulties, we must place our trust in the Doi Moi (Renewal) process and the
country’s bright future ahead, as well as the Party, army, and patriotic
Vietnamese people, let’s unite to promote Vietnam’s tradition of steadfastness
and intelligence and culture and seize every opportunity to overcome all
obstacles and challenges. We must encourage patriotism and involvement in
emulation movements to achieve our objectives and fulfill our tasks in all
fields, and work towards progress in national industrialization, modernization,
construction and the defense of a Socialist Vietnam to build a wealthier, more
beautiful and civilized country for the happiness and prosperity of the people.
Greetings for the new Spring, new sprit and new success.