HÀ NỘI — General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam, President Nguyễn Phú Trọng on Friday sent a message of condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron over the passing of ex-President Jacques Chirac.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc also extended condolences to his French counterpart Edouard Philippe.
The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Phạm Bình Minh sent a message of condolences to French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Ex-President Jacques Chirac passed away on Thursday at the age of 86. — VNS