United States President Donald Trump on Saturday condoled the demise of Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang and described him as a "great friend of America".
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Quang died on Friday at the age of 61 after a serious illness.
"It was with sadness that I learned of the passing of President Tran Dai Quang. On behalf of the American people, I express my condolences to his family and the people of Vietnam," Trump said.
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He said, "President Quang was a great friend of the United States. He graciously hosted me during my historic state visit to Hanoi in November 2017, and I am grateful for his personal commitment to deepening the United States-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership."