Former Politburo member and former President Le Duc Anh passed away at 20:10 on April 22 at his house on Hoang Dieu street in Hanoi due to illness and old age, according to the National Commission of Health Services for Senior Officials.
Former Politburo member and former President Le Duc Anh
Mr. Le Duc Anh was born in 1920. Information about the funeral of Mr. Le Duc Anh will be announced later.
At the time of the General Offensive and Uprising in the spring of 1968 (Tet Offensive), he was the Chief of Staff of the Command of the South Vietnamese Liberation Army.
He served as the second-in-command of the Ho Chi Minh Campaign, the military campaign that put an end to the three-decade conflict in Viet Nam and unified the country on April 30, 1975.
Anh served as Minister of Defence from 1987 to 1991, then served as President until September 1997, playing an important role in normalising diplomatic relations between Viet Nam and China and the US.