Le Duc Anh served as President of Vietnam from September 1992 to December 1997. He passed away on April 22, 2019 at the age of 99.
Indian President Ram Nath Covind sent a letter of condolences to Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, stating that former President Le Duc Anh is an excellent leader of Vietnam and a good friend of India.
The passing of the former leader is a great loss to the Government and people of Vietnam, he said.
In his letter sent to Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Choe Ryong Hae, President of the Presidium of the DPRK’s Supreme People’s Assembly showed his deep sympathy over the death of former President Le Duc Anh, and spoke highly of the deceased’s important contributions to the national construction and development of Vietnam.
President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE's Armed Forces Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent their condolences to Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong.
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong also received a message of condolences from Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent his condolences to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. He showed his respect to the late President and spoke highly of his immense contributions to Vietnam’s nation-building.
Chairman of the Presidium of the Communist Party of Japan Central Committee Kazuo Shii has sent a message of condolences to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif extended their condolences to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh over the loss.
On May 3, many foreign high-ranking delegations, including those from Cambodia, Laos, Cuba and Japan, along with ambassadors and representatives from international organisations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City paid their last respect to former President General Le Duc Anh at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi and Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City.
A memorial service for former President General Le Duc Anh was held at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi at 10:45 am on May 3, and a burial service for him took place at 5pm the same day at Ho Chi Minh Cemetery.
Vietnam has declared two days of national mourning for him on May 3 and 4.