Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia at the Department of Commerce Diane Farrell writes in the funeral book (Photo: VNA)
 
Washington (VNA) – Many US officials on September 27 came to the Vietnamese Embassy in the country to pay tribute to President Tran Dai Quang.

Senator Patrick Leahy, Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman, spoke highly of President Quang’s dedication to the development of Vietnam as well as the relations between the two nations. 

Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Senate's Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity, expressed his deep condolences and wished that the two sides will continue close cooperation for their friendship and prosperity.
 
Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Senate's Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity, expresses his deep condolences(Photo: VNA)

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross stressed the role of President Quang in strengthening and deepening the Vietnam-US ties, stating that his department will always remember the legacies of the President to strive for stronger bilateral relations. 

Among mourners were also Co-Chairs of the Congressional APEC Caucus Dave Reichert and Rick Larsen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia at the Department of Commerce Diane Farrell, as well as leaders of several US companies and non-governmental organisations.

The officials appreciated President Tran Dai Quang’s contributions to the national construction and defence of Vietnam as well as the improvement of the country’s position on the international arena. They vowed to continue contributing to further promoting the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the US.

Present at the Vietnamese Embassy in the US, World Bank Vice President Victoria Kwakwa extended her profound sympathies to the Party, State and people of Vietnam, stressing that President Quang had made great contributions to Vietnam during his career.

During September 26-27, crowds of Chilean and international friends paid homage to the deceased President at the Vietnamese Embassy in Chile.

They included President Guillermo Teillier Del Valle and General Secretary Lautaro Carmona of the Communist Party of Chile; former Senate President, former President of the Socialist Party of Chile, Senator Isabell Allende Bussi; and President of the Chile-Vietnam Culture Institute Patricia Arbazua.
 
General Secretary Lautaro Carmona of the Communist Party of Chile (R) pays tribute to President Tran Dai Quang (Photo: VNA)
 
After paying respect to President Quang, Under-secretary for Foreign Affairs of Chile Carolina Valdivia Torres told Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Ngoc Son that the passing of President Quang is a great loss to Vietnam. She also conveyed the condolences of the Chilean government and people over the leader’s death.-VNA