HÀ NỘI — Leaders of Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Palestine have sent messages and letters of condolences to leaders of the Vietnamese Party, State, Government and people over the passing of former President General Lê Đức Anh.
In his letter of condolences to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni offered his deepest condolences to the top Vietnamese leader, people and the family of former President General Lê Đức Anh.
King Norodom Sihamoni also highlighted the late leader’s great contributions to Việt Nam’s national construction and development cause, saying that former President Lê Đức Anh was an excellent and respectable leader of Việt Nam.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, extended their condolences to President Trọng.
Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Palestinian President, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Mahmoud Abbas also sent messages of condolences to the Party leader.
Meanwhile, UN Resident Co-ordinator in Việt Nam Kamal Malhotra sent a letter of condolences to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh.
General Lê Đức Anh, who served as President of Vietnam from September 1992 to December 1997, passed away on April 22 at the age of 99.-VNS