A delegation from the Cambodian Ministry of National Defence on May 4 paid tribute to former Vietnamese President General Le Duc Anh at the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation from the Cambodian Ministry of National Defence on May 4 paid tribute to former Vietnamese President General Le Duc Anh at the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh.

On behalf of the Cambodian officers, Defense Ministry Secretary of State Elvan Sarat expressed his deepest sorrow at the passing of General Le Duc Anh.

He recalled the former President’s great contributions to enhancing the friendship, solidarity and multifaceted cooperation between the Vietnamese and Cambodian armies.

Representatives from several ministries and the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia also paid their last respects to former President General Le Duc Anh.

The same day, Russian Ambassador to Cambodia Dmitry Tsvetkov came to the Vietnamese Embassy to pay his homage to the late leader.

The diplomat showed his respect to the deceased for his talent, and lauded his huge contributions to consolidating and strengthening cooperation between Vietnam and  Russia in various spheres.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt also opened the book of condolences for former President General Le Duc Anh on May 3 and 4.

Representatives from foreign embassies and diplomatic corps in Egypt, local officials and Vietnamese expats in the country came to pay tribute to the late leader.

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.

Vietnam declared two days of national mourning for him on May 3 and 4. A State funeral for the former President was held on May 3.-VNA