Former Party leader Le Kha Phieu passes away
09:18 | 07/08/2020
VGP – Former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu passed away at 2:52am on August 7 because of sickness and old age, according to the Central Committee on Health Care for Senior Governmental Officials.

Details of his funeral will be announced later.

Phieu was born on December 27, 1931 in Dong Khe Commune, Dong Son District, Thanh Hoa Province.

He served as Head of the General Political Department of the Viet Nam People’s Army and was elected General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee at the 4th plenum of the eighth tenure.

As the top leader of the Party from December 1997 to April 2001, he and the Party Central Committee, Political Bureau and Secretariat led the whole Party, people and army to gain remarkable achievements in the national reform, industrialisation, modernisation, construction and defence./.

By Ngoc Van

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