Statement by Ambassador Kritenbrink on the Passing of Former President Lê Đức Anh

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam expresses sincere condolences regarding the passing of Lê Đức Anh, former President of Vietnam. Lê Đức Anh served during normalization of bilateral relations between our two countries, leading to the deep partnership and friendship that our two nations enjoy today. During his leadership, Vietnam began reforms that helped build significant economic growth and development for the country. We send our sympathies to Lê Đức Anh’s family, his loved ones, and to the people of Vietnam.