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World leaders offer condolences to Vietnam over President Tran Dai Quang’s passing

by NDO/VTV424 September 2018 Last updated at 11:03 AM

VTV.vn - The world leaders sent letters of condolence to the Vietnamese leaders over the passing of President Tran Dai Quang.

In his message sent to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong on September 21, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and President of China Xi Jinping said “On behalf of the CPC, the Chinese government and people, as well as in my own name, I extend the deepest condolences to you and to the CPV, as well as the government and people of Vietnam. We are deeply saddened by his passing.”

The Chinese president described President Tran Dai Quang as an outstanding leader of the Vietnamese Party and State, who made significant contributions to Vietnam’s development, reform and opening. He added that the deceased Vietnamese leader was a close comrade and friend of the Chinese people, who always devoted himself to promoting the China-Vietnam friendship, as well as actively strengthening the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

He expressed his belief that under the leadership of General Secretary Trong, the Party, Government and people of Vietnam would transform their grief into strength to continuously record new achievements in the cause of socialist construction.

The Chinese president also extended his deepest condolences to the family of President Tran Dai Quang.

* In his letter to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also expressed his deepest condolences to the Vietnamese Government and the family of President Tran Dai Quang on behalf of the Chinese Government and in his own name.

He wrote that President Tran Dai Quang devoted his entire life to Vietnam’s reform and construction and made important contributions to promoting the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperation, noting that his passing is a great loss to the people of Vietnam and the China-Vietnam relationship.

Premier Li Keqiang also expressed his belief that under the staunch leadership of the Vietnamese Party and Government, the Vietnamese people would transform their grief into strength to continuously record new achievements in the cause of socialist construction.

* In his message to National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People's Congress Li Zhanshu also expressed his deepest condolences at the passing of President Tran Dai Quang.

He stated that President Quang was an outstanding leader who always made efforts to promote Vietnam’s reform and construction, and made important contributions to promoting the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

The chairman also expressed his belief that under the staunch leadership of the Vietnamese Party and Government, the Vietnamese people would transform their grief into strength to continuously record new achievements in the cause of socialist construction.

* In his message to Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan expressed his great shock over the passing away of President Tran Dai Quang.

President Tran Dai Quang dedicated his whole life to the cause of construction and development of Vietnam, he noted, adding that President Quang was a comrade and a close friend of the Chinese people who made significant contributions to the time-honoured friendship and the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

The Chinese Vice President said he was deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of comrade Tran Dai Quang. He also expressed his belief that the Vietnamese people would transform their grief into strength and continuously record new achievements in the cause of socialist construction.

For his part, Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi extended his deep condolences to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

President Tran Dai Quang was an outstanding leader of the Party and State of Vietnam, who was also a comrade and close friend of the Chinese people, he wrote, adding that the Vietnamese State leader always strived for the cause of renewal and construction of Vietnam, as well as making significant contributions to the development of the China - Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

Expressing his deep sadness over the passing away of President Tran Dai Quang, Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi noted that China is willing to continue its efforts to develop the bilateral relations and the socialist cause of each country.

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When informed of President Tran Dai Quang’s passing, the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, the Lao National Assembly, the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic and the Lao Front for National Construction Central Committee, sent their condolences to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Vietnamese National Assembly, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front,expressing their deep sympathy over the late President’s death.

The condolences stated that the Lao authorities would like to express their deep mourning at the passing of Tran Dai Quang, Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, who was also a Politburo member and President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The Lao contingent highly praised the contributions of late President Tran Dai Quang to the cause of Vietnam’s protection, construction and development, especially in the field of social security and order.

President Tran Dai Quang was a leader who greatly contributed to the development of the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Laos and Vietnam in recent years, the condolences said.

The death of President Tran Dai Quang is not only the loss of a beloved leader of the Party, State and people of Vietnam, but the Lao Party, State and people also lost a close friend.

In this moment of grief, the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, the Lao National Assembly, the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic and the Lao Front for National Construction Central Committee, would like to send their deepest condolences to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Vietnamese National Assembly, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, and through their Vietnamese comrades to the Vietnamese people, especially to the family, relatives and friends of President Tran Dai Quang.

Please pay homage and wish that the soul of comrade Tran Dai Quang reaches the eternal realm, the condolences mourned.

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In his condolences sent to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on September 21, Cambodian PM Samdech Techno Hun Sen expressed his sadness to learn about the passing of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang.

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, he stated.

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.

On the same day, Acting President of the Cambodian Senate Nay Pena sent a message of condolences 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.

On behalf of the Cambodian Senate and people, he extended his deepest condolences to the late President’s family, as well as to the National Assembly, Government, and people of Vietnam, affirming that President Tran Dai Quang was a valuable friend of the Cambodian people, and that the late leader’s historical achievements and exemplary example will last forever.

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On September 21, 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, peoples 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.”.

“President Tran Dai Quang was a great friend of Cuba, a strong promoter of the historic friendship and cooperation between our countries.” he added.

On the same day, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, also conveyed a letter of condolences to his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc over the demise of President Tran Dai Quang, in which he emphasised that President Tran Dai Quang is “loyal friend of the Cuban Revolution”.

“I remember the personal contribution of President Tran Dai Quang in promoting the friendship and cooperation between our two countries. In particular, he always expressed his pride as the last head of state to meet the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel CastroRuz.”, he wrote.

“On behalf of the Government, people of Cuba, as well as in my own name, I extend the deepest condolences to you and to the government and people of Vietnam, as well as the family of President Tran Dai Quang.”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message of condolences to Vietnamese Party General Secretary, Nguyen Phu Trong, on September 21, concerning the demise of President Tran Dai Quang.

“I’d like to send my deepest sympathies to you over the passing away of President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Tran Dai Quang.

Through his service as head of state and other positions of trust, Tran Dai Quang earned due respect among his countrymen and a prominent global stature, as well as making great efforts to consolidate the country’s national security in order to protect Vietnam’s interests on the global stage.

It is difficult to assess the personal contribution made by Comrade Tran Dai Quang to cultivating the comprehensive strategic partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation between our countries. I believe that, the fond memories of Comrade Tran Dai Quang will live forever in the hearts of everyone who knew him.

Please allow me to send my most sincere condolences to the family and relatives of Comrade Tran Dai Quang as well as to the entire Vietnamese Government and people.”

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev offered condolences to Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on September 21, on the passing away of President Tran Dai Quang.

“Learning of the passing of President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang on September 21, 2018, on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation, I’d like to send you the deepest and most sincere sympathies.”

While holding high-ranking state positions, President Tran Dai Quang invariably focused on strengthening the relations in the comprehensive strategic partnership linking the Russian Federation and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. I would like to emphasise his impressive personal contribution to advancing our major joint economic and cultural projects.

We will cherish the fond memories of this outstanding statesman and good friend of our country.

Please allow me to send my condolences to the family and relatives of Comrade Tran Dai Quang and the entire Government and people of Vietnam.”

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