Vietnam welcomed 28 high-ranking delegations from countries around the world in 2023, including five official state visits. Australian Governor-General David Hurley (L) and Vietnamese State President Vo Van Thuong attend a welcome ceremony in Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi TreAustralian Governor-General David Hurley was the first foreign leader to pay a state visit to Vietnam in 2023. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi TreIn June, Vietnam welcomed South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol with a 21-gun salute in Hanoi. Photo: Nguyen Khanh / Tuoi TreChinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with Vietnamese State President Vo Van Thuong.