Vietnamese leaders have offered condolences to their Singaporean counterparts over the death of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong on Monday sent condolences to Secretary-General of the People’s Action Party Lee Hsien Loong, while President Truong Tan Sang conveyed his sympathy to President Tony Tan Keng Yam.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung passed his condolences to Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong over the loss.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh expressed his sympathies to Singaporean Foreign Minister K Shanmugam.
Lee Kuan Yew, who served as Singapore’s Prime Minister from 1959 to 1990, died at the age of 91 on Monday in hospital.
The father of the current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was widely credited with turning Singapore from a small territory lacking natural resources into a world player in finance, trading and shipping.