President Tran Dai Quang’s death receives wide coverage on world media

(VOVWORLD) -In Cuba, official media such as Granma newspaper, Prensa Latina news agency, State-owned news agency ACN, Juventud Rebelde newspaper and Cubadebate all reported the death of the Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang. 

They stressed the warm sentiment of the late President for Cuba, recalling that Mr Quang was the last foreign leader to meet with late Cuban leader Fidel Castro in November 2016, not long before Fidel passed away. 

The Granma said the death of President Quang is a great loss to the Government and people of Cuba, considering what he had done for the friendship and cooperation between the two countries. 

The death of the Vietnamese President also received wide coverage by Japanese media. Major agencies such as the NHK, Yomiuri, Asahi, Mainichi, Nikkei, Asia Nikkei Review, Japan News and Japan Times carried the President’s biography, mentioning the key positions that Mr Quang has held since 1975. Kyodo News noted that President Quang had worked to deepen ties between Vietnam and the US, recalling the talks between President Quang and the then US President Barack Obama in May 2016 in Hanoi. 

The mass media in Italy, including RAI Newspaper and Television reported on the death of the Vietnamese President on September 21 and expressed sympathy to Vietnam.