MADRID, 7 (EUROPA PRESS)
Former president of the Vietnam Communist Party, between 1997 and 2001, Le Kha Phieu, died on Friday at the age of 89 in Hanoi, as reported by the official press of the Asian nation.
“He will be remembered for a determination that led us to the mission of transforming the Party into a force to fight corruption,” said the official Vietnam Express newspaper.
Phieu began his career in the Armed Forces, where he began to serve in 1946, and progressed to become the head of the Army’s political wing. He joined the Central Committee of the Party in 1991, joined the Secretariat a year later, and won the Politburo in 1994.
In December 1997, he was elected Secretary General of the Party, a position he held until April 2001. In recent years, he had been excluded from public life due to his fragile health.
Vietnam Express has indicated that information about its funeral honors will be released throughout the day, although mass meetings are still banned in Hanoi due to the coronavirus pandemic, which leaves 750 people infected, including 10 deceased, in Vietnam.