Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies

Hanoi: Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang passed away on Friday in Hanoi due to serious illness.
The 61-year-old died at 10:05 am (local time) at the military hospital, reported Vietnam News Agency.

Quang had been in power since April 2, 2016, after being nominated by his predecessor Truong Tan Sang and elected to the post by the National Assembly of Vietnam.

Prior to this, he had served as Vietnam’s Minister of Public Security and Vice Head of the Committee on HIV/AIDS Prevention.