BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, on Friday visited the Vietnamese embassy in Beijing to mourn the passing of Le Kha Phieu, former general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC).
Yang, also director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, said Comrade Le Kha Phieu was an outstanding leader of the older generation of the CPV and Vietnam, hailing him as having made remarkable contributions to the development of a good neighborly relationship and comprehensive cooperation with China.
General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPC and President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolences to his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Phu Trong, over the passing of Comrade Le Kha Phieu, Yang said. "We extend our deep condolences over the passing of Comrade Le Kha Phieu."
Vietnam expressed sincere appreciation of Yang's visit to mourn.