|Participants at the 3rd plenary session of the UN General Secretary pay a minute's silence to remember President Tran Dai Quang
Before opening the 3rd plenary session of the UN General Assembly with the participation of 193 member nations, the General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces announced the death of the Vietnamese head of State and extended deep condolences to the President’s family, and the Government and people of Vietnam.
She asked the participants to devote a minute of silence to remember the Vietnamese leader.
Head of the Vietnamese permanent delegation to the UN Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy expressed thanks to international friends for their sympathy over the grief and great loss of the Vietnamese people at the sudden death of President Tran Dai Quang.
Earlier the same day, the spokesman of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a statement saying that the Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the death of President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam and presents his deepest sympathies to the President’s family and to the Government and people of Vietnam.
“A friend of the United Nations and an important promoter of Vietnam’s development, President Quang will be long remembered in his country and beyond,” the statement said.
President Tran Dai Quang passed away at 10:05am on September 21 in Hanoi at the age of 62 due to serious illness.
He was elected State President of Vietnam at the 11th session of the 13th National Assembly on April 2, 2016.