Grand Duke Jean (left) and Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte greeting the crowds after his official abdication in 2000. AFP Photo
HÀ NỘI Party General Secretary, President of Việt Nam Nguyễn Phú Trọng extended his condolences on Wednesday to Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg on the passing of his father, Grand Duke Jean.
Prime Minister Nguyên Xuân Phúc also offered condolences to his Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bettel.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh also sent a message of condolence to Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn.
Grand Duke Jean passed away on Tuesday at the age of 98. He reigned as Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1964 until his abdication in 2000. VNS