More condolences from leaders, agencies and organisations from foreign countries have continued to pour in over the death of President Trần Đại Quang. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — More condolences from leaders, agencies and organisations from foreign countries have continued to pour in over the death of President Trần Đại Quang.
Nay Pena, Acting President of the Senate of Cambodia, cabled a message to NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, expressing his deepest sympathy to the President’s family, and the Vietnamese legislature, Government and people.
President Quang was a good friend of the Cambodian people, and his historic achievements and example would be everlasting, he said.
President of Cuba’s Council of State and Council of Ministers Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez wrote in his letter of condolence dated September 21 to Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc that he was deeply saddened by the death of President Quang – a faithful friend of Cuba’s revolution.
The same day, First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party Central Committee Raul Castro Ruz extended his condolences to General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng.
Both Cuban leaders recalled the late President’s contributions to promoting the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
Also on Friday, China’s Vice President Wang Qishan extended his sympathy to his Vietnamese counterpart Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh.
Li Zhanshu, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, also expressed his sympathy to NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi sent a letter of condolence to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh over President Quang’s death.
In their messages, the Chinese officials said President Quang was an outstanding leader of the Party and State of Việt Nam, and a close comrade and friend of China.
They stressed that the late President had significantly contributed to developing the Việt Nam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, and expressed their belief that under the strong leadership of the Vietnamese Party and Government, the Vietnamese people would turn the grief into strength and make new achievements in the cause of socialist construction.
President Trần Đại Quang passed away on Friday in Hà Nội at the age of 62 due to serious illness.
He was elected State President of Việt Nam at the 11th session of the 13th National Assembly on April 2, 2016. — VNS