Former ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan (Source: Xinhua)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on December 1 sent a message of condolences to Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai over the death of Surin Pitsuwan, former ASEAN Secretary General and former Foreign Minister of Thailand.

Surin, who was Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from 2008-2013, died of a heart attack at a Bangkok hospital on November 30 at the age of 68.

He served as Thailand's foreign minister from 1997-2001.-VNA