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Neighbouring leaders send condolences over former Party chief’s passing

Leaders of China, Laos, Cambodia have sent their condolences to leaders of the Vietnamese Party, State, Government, National Assembly and the family of former Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Do Muoi over his passing.

In a message to Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and President Xi Jinping hailed Do Muoi as an outstanding leader of the Vietnamese Party and State, a close comrade and friend of the Chinese Party and people, who dedicated his life to the cause of renovation and socialism building in Vietnam and made important contributions to the ties between the two Parties and States.

He expressed his belief that under the firm leadership of the General Secretary, the CPV, Government and people of Vietnam will turn sorrow into power, continuing to reap new achievements in the cause of socialism building.

China pledges to unceasingly foster the China – Vietnam traditional friendship, deepen mutually-beneficial cooperation and promote the healthy and stable development of bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, he said.

Expressing profound condolences to the CPV Central Committee, the National Assembly, the Government and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee; the Central Committee of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, National Assembly, Government and Central Committee of the Lao Front for National Construction spoke highly of Do Muoi’s huge contributions to national liberation and development over his 80 years of revolutionary career. 

The deceased was lauded for reinforcing great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and peoples.

For its part, the Central Committee of the Cambodian People’s Party expressed wish that Do Muoi will rest in peace in a message to the CPV General Secretary.

Former General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Do Muoi was born on February 2, 1917, in Dong My commune, Thanh Tri district, Hanoi. He passed away in Hanoi on October 1 at the age of 101 due to serious illness. He served as General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee from June 1991 to December 1997, and was presented with an insignia of 80-year Party membership.

Vietnam will hold two days of national mourning for him on October 6 and 7.