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Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger passed away

Nov 30, 2023

Washington [US], November 30: Latest information, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger passed away on November 29 (US time), at the age of 100.
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger passed away at his home in Connecticut on November 29 (morning of November 30 Vietnam time), at the age of 100, according to Reuters citing an announcement from consulting company Kissinger Associates Inc.
Kissinger served under two US presidents, leaving an indelible mark on US foreign policy, according to Reuters.
In the 1970s, Mr. Kissinger, as secretary of state under President Richard Nixon, participated in many events that marked major changes globally, leading to China's opening to diplomacy with the United States and negotiations. landmark arms control between the US and the Soviet Union.
Mr. Kissinger's importance as the leading architect of American foreign policy declined after Mr. Nixon resigned in 1974. However, Mr. Kissinger continued to be a diplomatic force under President Gerald Ford and held strong opinions for the rest of his life, according to Reuters.
Even at the age of 100, he remained active, attending meetings at the White House and publishing a book on leadership style. In July 2023, he made a surprise visit to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The statement from Kissinger Associates Inc did not mention the circumstances of his death. The consulting firm said Mr. Kissinger will be buried at a private family ceremony and then a public memorial service will be announced in New York City.
Source: ThanhNien Newspaper