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Sympathies offered for Schmidt

Update: November, 13/2015 - 08:00
A picture of former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt at the Social Democratic party HQ in Berlin. — Photo AFP

HA NOI (VNS) — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has conveyed condolences to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the decease of the European nation's former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.

The Vietnamese leader also extended deepest sympathies to Schmidt's family.

Helmut Schmidt, who served as West German Chancellor from 1974 to 1982, passed away at the age of 96 on Tuesday. — VNS

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