Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Le Kha Phieu passed away in Hanoi on August 7 morning at the age of 89.
|Former Communist Party's General Secretary Le Kha Phieu. Photo: VOV.
According to the national board in charge of senior cadres’ health, the former leader, born in December 1931, died of sickness and old age. His funeral and other ceremonies would be announced later by the Party Central Committee.
A native of Dong Son district in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa, Phieu had held many key posts in the army, including the Head of Political General Department of the People's Army of Vietnam.
He was elected General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee at the 4th meeting of the eighth tenure and he was also a member of the 10th tenure of the National Assembly.
As the top leader of the Party from December 1997 to April 2001, he and the Party Central Committee, Political Bureau and Secretariat led the whole Party, people and army to gain remarkable achievements in the national reform, industrialisation, modernisation, construction and defence.
By Linh Bui