Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang Dies at 61 After Suffering From Illness
Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang (Photo credits: ANI)

Hanoi, September 21: Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang died today at the age of 61 due to illness from which he was suffering. According to a Reuters report, Quang died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a "serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors," Vietnam Television. Vietnam Backs India's Permanent Membership in UNSC.

Vietnam has no paramount ruler and is officially led by the president, prime minister and Communist Party chief. Reportedly, the presidency is largely ceremonial. Quang was appointed to the role in April 2016.  He belonged from a small farming community 115 km (70 miles) south of Hanoi.

President Tran Dai Quang in March said that Vietnam supports India's active participation in regional linkages and cooperation mechanisms, including Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).