Leaders extend condolences to India over death of former President Pranab Mukherjee
21:50 | 01/09/2020
VGP - Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on September 1 sent a message of condolences to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind over the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee.

On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also extended sympathies to Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar over the death of the former Indian President.

Pranab Mukherjee served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017.

He passed away on August 31 at the age of 84, following a 21-day battle with multiple ailments, according to The Times of India.

Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to hospital on August 10 and had surgery the same day for the removal of a clot in the brain.

Doctors said he developed a lung infection and a renal dysfunction over the past few days./.

By Ngoc Van

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