Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl speaks during his official birthday reception in Ludwigshafen May 5, 2010 (Photo: REUTERS)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on June 17 sent a message of condolences to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the death of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl.

He also extended his sympathy to the German people and Helmut Kohl’s family.

Helmut Kohl, who was the Chancellor of Germany from 1982-1998, died at the age of 87 on June 16, according to Reuters.-VNA