At the embassy, Deputy PM Quang paid the last respect to the deceased and wrote in the condolence book.

Deputy PM Tran Luu Quang writes in the condolence book at the Iranian Embassy in Hanoi on May 23. (Photo:

On behalf of the Vietnamese Government and people, he wrote that he wishes to offer the deepest condolences to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the Government and people of Iran, and the families of President Ebrahim Raisi, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and other victims who died in the May 19 accident.

Vietnam hopes that the State and people of Iran will overcome this enormous grief and loss to continue building an increasingly prosperous State of Iran, Quang added.

On May 20, Acting President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and PM Pham Minh Chinh sent condolences to Acting President of Iran Mohammad Mokhber while National Assembly Chairman Tran Thanh Man cabled a similar message to Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf.

The same day, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son extended condolences to Iran’s Acting Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani.

The helicopter crash happened in East Azerbaijan province of Iran on May 19, killing all people on board. The country declared five days of national mourning for the deceased.

Source: VNA