Wed. May 22nd, 2024

A delegation representing the Party, State and Government of Vietnam led
by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai attended the funeral of
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias on March 8 .

Nearly 60 delegations of heads of state, representatives of
international organisations and millions of Venezuelan people and
international friends took part in the event.

At the
funeral, Hai extended the deepest condolences of the Vietnamese people
and Party, State and Government leaders to the Venezuelan people,
Government, National Assembly and the late President’s family.

Hugo Chavez’s passing is a great loss to Venezuela, and Vietnam
has lost a close friend who once stood side by side with the Vietnamese
people during the country’s difficult time, the Deputy PM said.

Vietnamese people will never forget the valuable support and
contributions of the late President and Venezuelan people during
Vietnam ’s struggle for independence and reunification, as well as the
national construction process.

Vietnam will
do its best, together with Venezuelan leaders and people, to enhance the
solidarity and maintain and uphold the two countries’ fine relations,
which were fostered by Hugo Chavez and various generations of leaders
from the two countries, he affirmed.

Earlier, other
Vietnamese Party, State and Government leaders sent their condolences to
Venezuela over the death of President Hugo Chavez and paid tribute to
him at the Venezuelan Embassy in Hanoi.-VNA

By vivian