March 6, 2013
President Choummaly Sayasone, on March 6, sent a telegram of sympathy to Acting President of the Republic of Venezuela Mr. Nicolas Maduro.
The message reads: “I have learned with profound sadness over the passing away of Hugo Chavez, President of the Republic of Venezuela, the great and beloved leader of the Venezuela people, on March 05, 2013.
“The demise of Hugo Chavez was a great loss for the Party, Government and people of Venezuela, who have devoted tremendous efforts and wisdom for national development.
“On behalf of the Lao government and people, and on my own behalf, I would like to express with a deepest grief our profound condolences and heartfull sympathy to the Government and Venezuela people, as well as the bereaved family of Hugo Chavez.”