State memorial service held for former Party General Secretary Do Muoi

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The memorial service for former Party General Secretary Do Muoi held at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong street, Hanoi, on October 7.
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NDO – A State memorial service for former Party General Secretary Do Muoi was held simultaneously in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City at 9 am, on October 7. A burial service will take place at 1 pm the same day in his home village on the outskirts of Hanoi.

Senior leaders, former leaders, representatives of the relevant authorities and organisations, as well as local people and the family of comrade Do Muoi, attended the ceremony.

At 9 am, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh announced the start of the memorial service at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi.

Volunteers and Youth Union members carry photos of the former leader along the road leading to the National Funeral Hall.

Family member of former Party Chief Do Muoi pay their tribute to the late leader before the memorial service begins.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong expressed his respect to comrade Do Muoi in his funeral oration, saying that he was a great leader of the Party, State and people of Vietnam, who sacrificed his whole life for the cause of national independence and socialism and for the happiness of the Vietnamese people.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong gives tribute to former Party Chief Do Muoi during the State memory service for the late leader at the National Funeral Hall in Hanoi, on October 7.

At 102 years of age and with 80 years as the member of the Party, comrade Do Muoi dedicated himself to contributing to the cause of the Party and the people, General Secretary Trong said, adding that the former leader’s contributions were recognised with many noble domestic and international awards.

The delegates at the ceremony held a minute’s silence and paid their last respect to the former Party General Secretary.

Party and State leaders, former leaders and relatives of comrade Do Muoi show their profound grief over his passing away.

After the memorial service, his flag-draped coffin was escorted from the National Funeral Hall to his last resting place in his home town in Ma Vang, Hamlet 1, Dong My commune, Thanh Tri district.

The burial service will take place at 1 pm later the same day.

The leaders and former leaders of the Party and State join former Party Chief Do Muoi’s family to pay their last respects to the late leader.

Former Party General Secretary Do Muoi’s flag-draped coffin is escorted from the National Funeral Hall to his last resting place in his home town on the outskirts of Hanoi.

Former Party General Secretary Do Muoi’s flag-draped coffin passes through Hanoi’s main streets.

According to the organising board of the State funeral for former leader Do Muoi, by 5 pm of October 6, more than 1,500 delegations totalling over 50,000 people and more than 100 diplomatic delegations had paid their last respect to the former Party chief in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.