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Vietnam's president dies after viral illness

Vietnam's president dies after viral illness”

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died in the hospital from a "serious illness despite efforts by domestic and worldwide doctors and professors", state media reports.

Quang passed away despite "utmost efforts to treat him by Vietnamese and foreign professors and doctors and care by the party and state leaders", the statement said.

"President Tran Dai died at 10:05 am on the 21st of September at the military hospital", the official Vietnam News Agency said. Quang died Friday at age 61 due to illness.

The Presidential position in the Vietnam government is largely considered ceremonial, but is one of the three highest-ranking positions alongside the Party General Secretary and Prime Minister.

Prior to serving as president, Quang had been the head of the Ministry of Public Safety, the country's de facto security and intelligence service, which has been singled out by global critics of Vietnam's human rights record.

The state-run online newspaper VnExpress quoted a former health minister and the head of a national committee in charge of leaders' health, Nguyen Quoc Trieu, as saying that Quang had contracted a rare and toxic virus since July past year and had travelled to Japan six times for treatment.

Quang was promoted through the Communist party's ranks, rising to become a police general and member of the politburo.

Since last week, Quang had appeared thin and pale in public and unstable on his feet when he hosted a welcoming ceremony for visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Hanoi.

During Tran Dai Quang's tenure as President, he oversaw a crackdown on dissidents that rights groups described as a chokehold on free expression, with more than 40 people being jailed this year itself.

Quang had not been seen in public for several weeks before his death was announced.

The National Assembly is scheduled to convene a session next month and expected to elect a new president.



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