VIENTIANE, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Lao leaders have sent a message to the party and state leader of Cuba to express condolences over the passing of Fidel Castro.
"We have learned with profound sadness of the passing of Comrade, Fidel Castro Ruz, former First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba on the 25th November 2016," reads the message sent by Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit, Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and President of the National Assembly Pany Yathotou.
"On behalf of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, President of the Lao People Democratic Republic, the Government, the Lao National Assembly and on our own behalf, we would like to convey our deepest condolences and sympathy to Comrade and through you to the party, the government and the Cuban fraternal people. We would specially like to share the profound sadness with Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz's family," Lao state- run news agency on Sunday quoted the message.
The message was sent to Raul Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, and President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba.
"The passing of Comrade Fidel Castro Ruz is of a great loss to the Cuban Revolutionary Party, Government and the Cuban Fraternal People and it is indeed a great loss to the Lao Revolution Party, Government and the Lao people," reads the message.