Phnom Penh (FN), May 2 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen departed Phnom Penh on Thursday afternoon to pay tribute at the funeral of Former Vietnamese President Le Duc Anh, also former commander and political commissar who led the campaign to topple the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.

Former President Le Duc Anh, born in 1920, passed away on 22 April 2019, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Le Duc Anh died at his house here due to illness, according to Vietnam's National Commission of Health Services for Senior Officials.

Anh, born in central Thua Thien Hue province, served as a president from 1992 to 1997 after acting as a defense minister.