Foreign leaders extend condolences over death of former President hinh anh 1Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk (second, right) received President Le Duc Anh (second, left) on August 8, 1995 during the latter's official visit to Cambodia (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Leaders of Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Palestine have sent messages and letters of condolences to leaders of the Vietnamese Party, State, Government and people over the passing of former President General Le Duc Anh.

In his letter of condolences to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni offered the deepest condolences to the top Vietnamese leader, people and the family of former President General Le Duc Anh. 

King Norodom Sihamoni also highlighted the late leader’s great contributions to Vietnam’s national construction and development cause, affirming that former President Le Duc Anh was an excellent and respectable leader of Vietnam.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, extended their condolences to Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong.

Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Palestinian President, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Mahmoud Abbas also sent messages of condolences to Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong.

Meanwhile, UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Kamal Malhotra sent a letter of condolences to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

General Le Duc Anh, who served as President of Vietnam from September 1992 to December 1997, passed away on April 22 at the age of 99.-VNA