(VNA/KPL) Head of the Lao delegation, Politburo member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of the Lao Front for National Development (LFND) Xaysomphone Phomvihane, conveyed the deep sorrow from the Lao Party, State, National Assembly and LFND to their Vietnamese counterparts over the death of the former President.
He praised the valuable contributions made by General Le Duc Anh to the revolutionary cause of Vietnam and the Vietnam-Laos traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation.
On behalf of the Party, State, Government and people of Vietnam, Prime Minister Phuc thanked leaders of Cambodia and Laos for their expression of sympathy and for sending delegations to Vietnam to attend the funeral of General Le Duc Anh.
The Vietnamese premier took the occasion to reiterate the importance that Vietnam attaches to the friendly neighbourliness and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia, and the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with Laos.
He shared the guests’ resolve to work closely together to further develop the Vietnam-Cambodia and Vietnam-Laos relations.
General Le Duc Anh, who served as President of Vietnam from September 1992 to December 1997, passed away on April 22 at the age of 99.
Vietnam declared national mourning for the former President on May 3 and 4.
A State funeral was held for General Le Duc Anh on May 3.
Source: Lao News Agency