Vietnamese president Tran Dai Quang dies at 61


Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died at a military hospital. He was 61.

The BBC reports that he had been suffering from a serious illness for several months and had received medical treatment abroad and in Vietnam.

He was sworn into office in the communist country in 2016, after a role as public security minister.

The role of president in Vietnam is largely ceremonial.

Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang dies

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died in a military hospital at the age of 61, state media report. Reports say he had been suffering from a serious illness for several months and had received medical treatment abroad and in Vietnam. He was sworn into office in the communist country in 2016, following a stint as public security minister.

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