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Leaders send condolences over death of Venezuelan President

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Vietnamese leaders on March 6 sent their condolences to Venezuelan leaders over the death of President Hugo Chavez Frias on March 5.

The message was cabled by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung to the First President of the United Socialist Party and President of the Venezuelan National Assembly Diosdado Cabello, and Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro.

Vietnamese leaders offered their deepest sympathy to the Venezuelan Party, State, Government, people and the family of President Hugo Chavez Frias.

They also expressed their belief that Venezuela and its people will be able to overcome the loss and continue reaping many remarkable achievements. They hoped the comprehensive friendly relations between Vietnam and Venezuela will continue to develop for the sake of the two peoples and for peace and stability in the region and the world.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai led a Vietnamese delegation to Venezuela to attend the President’s official funeral to be held by the Venezuelan Government on March 8.

Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also sent his condolences to Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Elias Jaua.-VNA
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