Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on behalf of the Vietnamese State and Government leaders came to the Saudi Arabian embassy in Hanoi to express sympathy over the death of its King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on January 26.

Officials from Presidential and Governmental Offices, and the Ministries of Planning and Investment; Industry and Trade; and Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs also attended the respect-paying service at the embassy.

In his note on the mourning book, Deputy PM and FM Minh extended condolences to the Royal family, the Government and people of Saudi Arabia over the passing of the King.-VNA