Vietnamese PM to attend memorial service for Lee Kuan Yew

On behalf of the Vietnamese Party and State, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will attend the memorial service for late Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore on March 29.

On March 23, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Truong Tan Sang and PM Nguyen Tan Dung extended their condolences to Singaporean leaders over the death of the former PM Lee Kuan Yew. 

Lee Kuan Yew passed away early on March 23 at the age of 91. He was the founding Prime Minister of Singapore and father of the current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He has been widely credited with turning Singapore into one of the most affluent economies in Asia within three decades.