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Officials, diplomats pay respect to President Tran Dai Quang in Cuba, China, Poland

Many officials and diplomats came to Vietnam’s diplomatic missions in Cuba, Shanghai city of China and Poland on September 26 and 27 to pay respect to President Tran Dai Quang, who passed away last week.

At the Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba, Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, First Vice President of the State Council and the Council of Ministers Salvador Valdes Mesa, Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces Leopoldo Cintra Frias, and First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcelino Medina paid their tribute to President Tran Dai Quang.

Writing on the funeral book, Salvador Valdes Mesa stressed that President Quang is a close friend of Cuba and he will be forever remembered as a person who greatly contributed to the friendship and cooperation between the two nations.

Paying tribute to the Vietnamese leader at the Vietnamese Consulate General in Shanghai on September 27, Vice Mayor of Shanghai Weng Tiehui offered the deepest condolences to the Vietnamese Party, Government and people and the family of Tran Dai Quang.

He noted the Shanghai administration will continue to uphold and implement Chinese and Vietnamese leaders’ common perceptions on the development of the countries’ comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, which Tran Dai Quang always attached importance and greatly contributed to.

Officials of China’s Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces and many foreign diplomats in Shanghai, including Lao Consul General Lattana Thavonsouk, also visited the Consulate General of Vietnam to pay tribute to President Tran Dai Quang.

Meanwhile, a number of Polish officials paid respect to President Tran Dai Quang at the Vietnamese Embassy in Poland over the last two days. They included Minister of the Polish President’s Office Adam Kwiatkowski, Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki, Director of Foreign Affairs at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister Marek Korowajczyk, and Director of Asia Pacific Department at the Foreign Ministry Paweł Milewski.

They wrote on the condolence book that the passing of President Tran Dai Quang is a big loss to the Party, State and people of Vietnam. He was always highly valued by the international community while holding his position, they added.

Parliamentarian Grzegorz Napieralski, who chairs the Poland-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group, other members of the group and foreign diplomats in the country also came to the Vietnamese Embassy to bid the last farewell to the leader.

Earlier, Polish President Andrzej Duda had sent condolences to Acting President of Vietnam Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, recalling President Tran Dai Quang’s warm welcome for him during his official visit to the Southeast Asian nation in November 2017 and praising the President's contributions to Vietnam's dynamic development and friendly cooperation with other countries, including Poland.