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Xi Jinping Sends a Message of Condolence to General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and President Nguyen Phu Trong over Passing of Le Kha Phieu, Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the CPV
2020/08/08

On August 8, 2020, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolence to General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and President Nguyen Phu Trong over the passing of Le Kha Phieu, former General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPV. The following is the full text.

I am shocked to hear the passing of Comrade Le Kha Phieu, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the CPV. On behalf of the CPC, the Chinese government and the Chinese people, as well as in my own name, I extend deep condolences to you, and through you to the CPV, the Vietnamese government, and the Vietnamese people over the passing of comrade Le Kha Phieu, and express sincere sympathies to his family.

Comrade Le Kha Phieu was an outstanding leader of the older generation of the CPV and Vietnam. He led the Vietnamese people in achieving great accomplishments in Vietnam's socialist construction and renovation enterprises. Comrade Le Kha Phieu was a close comrade and friend for the CPC and the Chinese people, and had made outstanding contributions to the development of China-Vietnam relations featuring "long-term stability, future orientation, good-neighborly friendship and all-round cooperation."

The Chinese side attaches great importance to consolidating and developing the traditional friendship between our two countries, and is willing to work with the Vietnamese side in enhancing political mutual trust and strengthening unity and cooperation so as to push forward the relationship of the two parties and two countries, as well as our respective socialist causes for new and greater development. I believe that under the strong leadership of the Central Committee of the CPV with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as the head, the socialist cause in Vietnam is bound to yield new achievements.

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