14.08.2020, 17:50

Foreign leaders mourn former Party General Secretary of Vietnam

Foreign leaders mourn former Party General Secretary of Vietnam
Lao Party General Secretary and President Bounnhang Vorachith offers incense to former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu (Photo: VOV)

Writing in the condolence book, Bounnhang Vorachith said the passing of the former Party chief is a great loss to the Vietnamese Party, Government, and people.

The Party, State, and people of Laos have also lost a comrade and close friend, he said, stressing Mr. Phieu’s significant contributions to the great friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh praises Mr. Le Kha Phieu’s contributions to the fight against the genocidal regime in Cambodia. (Photo: VOV)

The memorial service in Cambodia was attended by Vice President of the Senate Sim Ka, who extended his deep condolences to the National Assembly, government, and people of Vietnam and families of former Party leader Le Kha Phieu.

The Vietnamese Embassy, representative offices of Vietnam in Indonesia, and the Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN, observe a minute of silence. (Photo: VOV)

Services were also held by Vietnamese embassies in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Egypt.

Mr. Le Kha Phieu passed away last Friday in Hanoi at the age of 89 after a long illness. He became a Party member in 1949 and served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee from December, 1997, to April, 2001.