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9/22/2018 2:12:48 PM

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

International media worldwide have published news on the death of President Tran Dai Quang and highlighted his contribution to Vietnam’s development.

President Tran Dai Quang passed away at the age of 62 on September 21, 2018 at 108 Central Military Hospital in Hanoi.

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. They stressed the warm sentiment of the late President for Cuba, recalling that 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.

Prensa Latina quoted Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres as saying that President Quang is a great friend of Cuba who had worked to promote the fraternal ties between the two nations.

In the afternoon of September 21, 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 biology, mentioning the key positions that 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 him and then US President Barack Obama in May 2016 in Hanoi.

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

The news was also published by major foreign news agencies, such as Xinhua of China,  AFP of France and Reuters of the UK.

The media quoted the UK Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward and U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritnbrink as expressing their grief over the death of the Vietnamese leader and sympathy to his family and the Vietnamese people.

Dedicated to his country until the end

President Tran Dai Quang  passed away at 10:05am on September 21 in Hanoi at the age of 62 due to serious illness.

Before drawing his last breath, Mr. Quang had a busy working week as the President of Vietnam. He met Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi who attended the 2018 World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN 2018) in Hanoi on September 13.

Also on September 13, President Quang received the First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba Salvador Valdes Mesa who visited Vietnam, and attended activities to mark the 45th anniversary of Fidel Castro’s visit to the liberated zone in the south of Vietnam during the war of the Vietnamese people against U.S. imperialists.

He also presided over the sixth meeting of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reforms in Hanoi on September 15.

The meeting was held to discuss a report on amendments and supplements to the committee’s working regulations for the 2016-2021 term submitted by the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs, along with a report of the Central Military Commission on revisions to a plan of reform for the organisation and activities of the army’s judicial agencies.

President Quang hosted a reception for Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of China Zhou Qiang in Hanoi on September 19.

Also on the afternoon of September 19, he received the heads of delegations to the 14th Assembly of the Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI 14).

On September 20, President Quang sent a kind letter of congratulations to Vietnamese children at home and abroad on the occasion of the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival./.

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