HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, one of a country’s tip 3 leaders though with mostly rite duties, died on Friday after an illness, state radio and radio announced.
Quang, 61, died in a troops sanatorium in Hanoi from a “serious illness notwithstanding efforts by domestic and ubiquitous doctors and professors,” Vietnam Television reported.
Vietnam has no peerless ruler and is strictly led by a president, primary apportion and Communist Party chief. Experts contend a presidency is mostly ceremonial.
Quang was allocated to a purpose in April, 2016. Before that, he had served as Minister of Public Security, an classification with extended powers and a subtract that includes comprehension entertainment and thwarting domestic and unfamiliar threats to a party.
Originally from a tiny tillage encampment 115 km (70 miles) south of Hanoi, Quang rose by celebration ranks to turn a military ubiquitous and member of Vietnam’s absolute decision-making Politburo.
“We are saddened to hear a news that a boss has died,” pronounced Bui Duc Phi, authority of a encampment in that Quang was born.
Rumors of Quang’s illness had been swirling on amicable media for months.
At one of his final appearances, during a revisit by Indonesian President Joko Widodo to Hanoi on Sep 11, Quang seemed visibly indisposed and stumbled as he stepped onto a height to check a ensure of honor.
State-owned journal Vietnam News pronounced Quang hosted a accepting for China’s Supreme Court arch in Hanoi on Wednesday.
Writing by Raju Gopalakrishnan; Editing by Neil Fullick