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Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies at 61 due to serious illness

News Agencies | Updated on: 21 September 2018, 12:35 IST
Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang (ANI)

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.

-ANI

First published: 21 September 2018, 12:35 IST
 
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