Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sent his condolences to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot on March 24 on the passing of former Australian Prime Minister Sir John Malcolm Fraser.

Fraser, who led Australia from 1975-1983 , died on March 20 at the age of 84 after a short illness, according to an official statement.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also sent condolences to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.-VNA