U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed condolences to the Vietnamese folks on the demise of their president, Tran Dai Quang, who died Friday at age 61 after a critical sickness.
In a press release, Trump referred to as Quang “an incredible good friend of america” and famous that Quang had “graciously” hosted the U.S. president throughout his state go to to Vietnam in November final 12 months.
“I’m grateful for his private dedication to deepening the United States-Vietnam Complete Partnership,” Trump mentioned Friday. He added, “We won’t quickly overlook his contributions to peace, safety and prosperity within the Indo-Pacific area or his voice for Vietnam as a proud and impartial nation on the world stage.”
Vietnam’s official information company introduced Quang’s demise on Friday on the Army Hospital in Hanoi. It mentioned Quang died of “critical sickness” however didn’t elaborate.
Quang was final seen in public Wednesday at a Politburo assembly of the Communist Celebration and a reception for a Chinese language delegation.
Quang was a profession safety officer and served as minister of public safety earlier than he was elected president in April 2016.