Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday paid tribute to the late Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang who passed away last week at a military hospital in Hanoi.
At Phnom Penh International Airport, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister Sry Thamrong said that Mr Hun Sen was travelling with senior government officials, including Interior Minister Sar Kheng.
Upon arriving in Hanoi, Mr Hun Sen and his officials attended the state funeral for President Tran, who died at 62. A two-day mourning period was declared by Hanoi following President Tran’s passing.
At the funeral, Mr Hun Sen met with Vietnamese officials and family members of President Tran to express his condolences, Mr Thamrong said.
“On behalf of the Cambodian People’s Party, the government and the Cambodian people, I would like to express deepest sympathies and condolences to the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Vietnamese government and the Vietnamese people for the great loss of President Tran Dai Quang,” Mr Hun Sen wrote in a book of condolences in Hanoi.
Mr Hun Sen said that President Tran was a good friend of Cambodia and his efforts in promoting ties between both countries will not be forgotten.
Last week, Mr Hun Sen sent a letter of condolences to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. In the letter, he said that President Tran created a bond between the people of both countries.