Lao officials send condolences to Vietnamese counterparts
The Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee, National Assembly, government, the National Defence and Security Committee and the Lao Front for National Construction have sent a message of condolence to their Vietnamese counterparts on the passing away of General Vo Nguyen Giap, 103, who died peacefully of old age.
In the message sent to the Communist Party of Vietnam's Central Committee (CPVCC), the National Assembly, the government, Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, and the CPVCC's Military Commission, the Lao senders said they had learnt with profound sadness of the passing of General Giap.
The general served as a Politburo member, Secretary of the CPVCC's Military Commission, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defence, Commander-in-chief of the Vietnamese People's Army, and a member of the National Assembly from the first to seventh tenure and was recognised as a national hero.
During his life as a revolutionary, spanning over 80 years, the general tirelessly devoted his wisdom and energy to throwing off the yoke of foreign colonialism.
The first general and commander-in-chief of the Vietnamese People's Army was a brave fighter who worked tirelessly with honesty for the revolutionary task. He was loved by the people and his legions of foreign friends.
He contributed significantly to enriching the friendly relations, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Laos and Vietnam.
The Lao side voiced the sentiment that his passing represented the loss of a true and great friend of the Party, government, Lao People's Army and people of Laos.
By Times Reporters
(Latest Update October 08, 2013)