President Tran Dai Quang (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang passed away at 10:05am on September 21 in Hanoi at the age of 62. According to the Board of Healthcare Services for Senior Officials, the President died at Military Central Hospital 108 due to serious illness. Tran Dai Quang was elected State President at the 11th session of the 13th National Assembly on April 2, 2016. Tran Dai Quang was born on October 12, 1956. He joined the Communist Party of Vietnam on July 26, 1980. From July 1972 – October 1975, Quang was a student at the People’s Police School and School of Foreign Languages under Ministry of the Interior (now Ministry of Public Security). Between October 1975 and June 1987, he served as an officer at Political Protection Department I, and deputy head of Political Protection Department II’s professional office under Ministry of the Interior (now Ministry of Public Security). He was also head of Tay Nguyen Steering Committee, a deputy of the National Assembly in the 13th and 14th tenures, deputy head of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption, deputy head of the central internal political protection sub-committee.