Embassies of Viet Nam in many countries on June 15-16 held memorial services for the late former Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet with the attendance of foreign officials and diplomats.
The late former PM Vo Van Kiet (Photo: TTO)
In the Lao capital city of Vientiane, PM Buasone Bouphavanh paid tribute to former PM Kiet, who died on June 11 at the age of 86.
He wrote in the Vietnamese embassy’s memorial notebook: “Comrade Vo Van Kiet greatly contributed to implementing the renewal process initiated by the Vietnamese Communist Party, pushing Viet Nam forwards for the goal of a rich people and a strong country.”
In Phnom Penh, a delegation from the Cambodian People’s Party Central Committee led by the Standing Committee Chairman, Say Chhum, laid a wreath in commemoration of the late PM at the Embassy of Viet Nam.
The official wrote in the memorial notebook, praising the former PM as a great leader of the Party and the State of Vietnam, who had made huge contributions to the cause of renewal and national development.
Many senior leaders and officials of Cuba paid homage to the late former PM Vo Van Kiet during memorial services held on June 15-16 by the Embassy of Viet Nam in Havana .
Machado Ventura, Politburo member of the Communist Party and First Vice President of the State Council of Cuba, wrote in the memorial notebook: “The life of Comrade Vo Van Kiet is an example of great devotion to the revolutionary cause, the freedom and prosperity of the Vietnamese people.”
Singaporean Foreign Minister Gerge Yong-Boon Yeo on June 16 paid respects to the late PM Kiet at the Vietnamese Embassy, praising his leadership in Viet Nam’s initial renewal stage, building ties with ASEAN, ASEM and laying a foundation for the fruitful development of Singapore-Vietnam relations.
Other Singaporean leaders, including Lee Kuan Yew, Goh Chok Tong and Lee Hsien Loong, sent messages of condolences to PM Nguyen Tan Dung and the family of former PM Kiet.
In Tokyo, Japanese Communist Party President Kazuo Shii, the House of Representatives member Asahiko Mihara, and former Prime Minister Murayama Tomichi joined others in commemoration of the late PM Kiet at the Vietnamese Embassy.
On June 16, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexey Borodavkin paid tribute to former PM Vo Van Kiet at the Embassy of Viet Nam in Moscow.