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Death Of Vo Van Kiet, U.S. Extends Its Condolences

Press Statement
Gonzalo Gallegos, Director of Press Relations
Washington, DC
June 11, 2008

Death of Vo Van Kiet

The United States extends its condolences to the government and the people of Vietnam on the death of Vo Van Kiet.

Vo Van Kiet’s leadership as Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1991 to 1997 resulted in reforms that improved the lives of tens of millions of Vietnamese. His efforts helped pave the way for the normalization of relations between the United States and Vietnam in 1995.

The United States values its continued partnership with the government and people of Vietnam in our broadening and deepening relationship.

Released on June 11, 2008


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