Vietnamese embassies in China, Russia hold ceremonies in tribute of former Party chief

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Charge d’affaires of the Vietnamese Embassy in China, Pham Thanh Binh, delivers his funeral oration paying tribute to former Party General Secretary Do Muoi.
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NDO – The Vietnamese Embassies in China and Russia held ceremonies and opened funeral books on October 6 to pay tribute to former Party General Secretary Do Muoi, who passed away in Hanoi on October 1 aged 101.

The embassy staff in Beijing, representatives from the Vietnamese community and Vietnamese students in China burned incense and paid homage to the former leader.

In his funeral oration, Charge d’affaires of the Vietnamese Embassy in China, Pham Thanh Binh, expressed his deep gratitude and condolences on the departure of former Party General Secretary Do Muoi, emphasising the great contributions of the former leader to the Vietnamese revolutionary cause and the Doi Moi (renovation) process.

Also on Saturday, Chinese Politburo member and Head of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China, Yang Jiechi, on behalf of the senior leaders of the Party and the State of China, paid respect to former General Secretary Do Muoi.

Chinese Politburo member and Head of the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of China, Yang Jiechi, writes in the funeral book to commemorate the former Vietnamese Party General Secretary Do Muoi.

Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping, Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Li Zhanshu and Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Wang Yang, sent wreaths to pay tribute to former Vietnamese Party Chief Do Muoi.

Conveying the deepest condolences from the leaders of the Party, State and people of China on the departure of former Party General Secretary Do Muoi, Chinese Politburo member Yang Jiechi hailed the deceased as an outstanding leader of the Party and State of Vietnam and a comrade and close friend of China, who devoted his life to the cause of renewal and socialist construction in Vietnam, while making an important contribution to the normalisation and promotion of bilateral relations.

He affirmed that China vowed to continuously strengthen the friendship and comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership with Vietnam for mutual benefit.

On the same day, Lao Ambassador to China Vandy Bouthasavong led a delegation from the Lao Embassy in the host country to pay tribute to former Party General Secretary Do Muoi.

A delegation from the Lao Embassy in China pays respect to former Vietnamese leader Do Muoi.

The Vietnamese Embassy in China opened a funeral book on October 6 and 7, allowing representatives from the Chinese authorities and foreign diplomatic missions in Beijing to pay respect to the former leader.

On October 6, the same ceremony was also held at the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia for the late Party chief.

The delegates at the ceremony spent a moment of silence and offered incense and flowers to commemorate former General Secretary Do Muoi.

Delegates spend a minute silence in commemoration of former Party General Secretary Do Muoi at a respect-paying ceremony held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia on October 6.

Vietnamese Ambassador, Ngo Duc Manh, expressed his condolences on the passing of former General Secretary Do Muoi, stressing that comrade Do Muoi was a close leader to the Vietnamese people and a trusted friend to international communities, who made important contributions to the national development and international integration, as well as boosting bilateral cooperation with Russia.

On Saturday morning, representatives from the Russian Foreign Ministry and foreign diplomatic corps in the country arrived at the Vietnamese embassy to pay respect to former General Secretary Do Muoi. They expressed their deep condolences to the Vietnamese Party, State and people, as well as the family of comrade Do Muoi, on his passing away, while praising the former leader’s contributions to the national construction and defence.

A representative from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs writes in the funeral guest book to pay tribute to former Vietnamese Party Chief Do Muoi.

The respect-paying ceremony for former General Secretary Do Muoi at the Embassy of Vietnam in Russia will last until late Sunday.

In Vietnam’s Tuyen Quang province, a requiem for the former leader was held at An Vinh pagoda, Tuyen Quang city, in the northern province, on October 6.

At the ceremony, Buddhists, local leaders and Tuyen Quang residents prayed for the soul of the Party chief to rest in peace.

Buddhist followers in Vietnam’s Tuyen Quang province pray for former Party General Secretary Do Muoi.

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