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Vietnamese leaders pay homage to Cuban leader Fidel Castro

Update: November, 28/2016 - 18:10
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and other Vietnamese leaders paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz at the Cuban Embassy in Hà Nội.— VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Party General Secretary Nguyẽn Phú Trọng, President Trần Đại Quang, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and many senior leaders of the Party, State, National Assembly and Government paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz at the Cuban Embassy in Hà Nội today.

Fidel Castro, former First President of the Cuban Communist Party’s Central Committee and President of the State Council and Council of Ministers, passed away on November 25 (Havana time) at the age of 90.

Mourning the loss with Cuban Ambassador Herminio Lopez Diaz, Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng conveyed his boundless sorrow and deepest sympathy to the Party, State and people of Cuba and the leader’s family.

Writing in the funeral book, Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng recalled the late leader’s famous saying “For Việt Nam, Cuba is willing to devote blood”, and affirmed the solidarity of Việt Nam with Cuban people.

Meanwhile, President Trần Đại Quang wrote on the funeral book that “Fidel Castro is a great and close friend, a comrade and brother of Party, State leaders and people of Việt Nam during the past 50 years”.

“The burning passion and great courage of the revolutionary leader left a strong impression on those who had the honour to meet him, including me,” he wrote.

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc led a Government delegation, including Deputy PMs Vương Đình Huệ and Trịnh Đình Dũng, paid a floral tribute to the Cuban leader.

The PM wrote: “the life and revolutionary career of leader Fidel Castro is a great symbol of the spirit of resilient and brave struggle for national independence and freedom of Cuba as well as the liberation movement and struggle against imperialist and racial discrimination for peace and justice in the world”.

“For Vietnamese people, Fidel Castro is a close and loyal friend who made great contributions to the foundation, enforcement and development of the fraternal ties, comprehensive cooperation and mutual trust between Việt Nam and Cuba. He accompanied Việt Nam during the hard years of the struggle for national independence and reunification as well as the national construction and development,” wrote the PM.

The same day, various delegations from ministries and sectors, representatives from embassies and international organisations and individuals who have studied and worked in Cuba, paid homage to the revolutionary leader at the Cuban Embassy.

The Cuban Embassy’s funeral book commemorating Fidel Castro will remain open until December 4.—VNS



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