World leaders offer condolences over President’s passing

(VOVWORLD) - Condolences from around the world continue to pour in over the death of President Tran Dai Quang. 

In a message to Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan expressed his great shock over the passing of President Tran Dai Quang. Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People's Congress Li Zhanshu also expressed his deepest condolences at the passing of President Quang in a message to National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in his message to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc that President Tran Dai Quang devoted his whole life to Vietnam’s renewal and national construction and made important contributions to enhancing Sino-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperation.    

In his condolences sent to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Cambodian PM Samdech Techno Hun Sen said the demise of President Quang is a huge loss of a great and admirable leader of the country and people of Vietnam, and a good friend of Cambodia. On behalf of the Royal Government and people of Cambodia, PM Hun Sen extended his deepest sympathies and condolences to the Government and people of Vietnam as well as the family of the late President for such a huge loss.

Acting President of the Cambodian Senate Nay Pena sent a message of condolence to Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, in which he said he was saddened by the news of President Quang’s passing.

First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee Raúl Castro Ruz extended his condolences to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. He wrote, “On behalf of the PCC and the people of Cuba, as well as in my own name, I extend the deepest condolences to you and to the family of President Tran Dai Quang.” He added that President Quang was a great friend of Cuba and a strong promoter of the historic friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, conveyed condolences to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc over the demise of President Tran Dai Quang. He called President Quang a “loyal friend of the Cuban Revolution”.

In Vientiane, Laos, hundreds of Vietnamese Buddhist monks and followers attended a requiem to pray for President Tran Dai Quang at the Phat Tich Pagoda on Sunday.

President Tran Dai Quang passed away on Friday in Hanoi at the age of 62 due to a serious illness. He was elected State President of Vietnam in  2016.