E.P. President David Sassoli passed away on January 11. (Photo: European Interest)

In the letter, on behalf of the Vietnamese N.A. and people, Hue asked Metsola to convey his deepest sympathy to the E.P. and the bereaved.

He said Sassoli had made significance contributions to promoting the partnership and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and the European Union (E.U.), as well as between the Vietnamese N.A. and the E.P.

Hue said he always bears in mind Sassoli’s sentiments towards himself and the Vietnamese legislature, along with practical, sincere and candid talks with Sassoli during the top Vietnamese legislator’s trip to the E.P. last September.

Vu Hai Ha, Chairman of the N.A.’s Committee for External Relations, also extended his condolences to Lorenzo Mannelli, Head of Cabinet - President's Office at the E.P., over the passing of Sassoli.

Sassoli passed away on January 11 due to a "serious complication" related to his immune system, Reuters reported.

Source: VNA