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Leaders send sympathies over passing of US Senator John McCain    
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Leaders send sympathies over passing of US Senator John McCain US Senator John McCain (centre) in his past visit to Cam Ranh port in the central province of Khanh Hoa (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Aug 28 2018

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on August 27 sent messages of condolences to the family of US Senator John McCain and leaders of the US Senate over the death of the senator.

On the same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh cabled condolences to the family of John McCain and signed in the condolence book in commemoration of the senator at the US Embassy in Vietnam.

On the same day, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang, while answering reporters’ questions on the passing away of US Senator John McCain, said Vietnam would like to extend the deepest sympathy to the family of the senator and the US Congress.

McCain was an outstanding representative for the generation of US parliamentarians and veterans from the war in Vietnam. He was a pioneer who made great contributions to healing the wounds of the war, normalising Vietnam-US relations and setting up the comprehensive partnership between the two nations.

“We treasure efforts made by McCain in building and developing the Vietnam-US relations over the past decades,” she stressed.

Senator John McCain passed away on August 25 (US time) at the age of 81. - NDO