Tribute-paying services held for former Party chief across the world

Sunday, 2018-10-07 15:28:15
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Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Nguyen Hoai Duong writes on book of condolences to commemorate former Party General Secretary Do Muoi. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Respect-paying and memorial ceremonies for former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Do Muoi, who passed away on October 1, have been organised at the Vietnamese Embassies across the world.

The agencies have also opened books of condolences and flown the Vietnamese flag at half-mast.

On October 6, the Vietnamese Consulate General in Shanghai, China held a funeral for former Party General Secretary Do Muoi.

Consuls General and representatives of Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Belarus in the city paid homage to the Vietnamese leader. Indonesia’s Acting Consul General Wandi Adriano wrote on the condolence book: “Former Party General Secretary Do Muoi is renowned in the world as a veteran in the revolutionary movement and a leader respected by the people.”

Representatives from the Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, authorities of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (China), and foreign representative offices, and Consuls General of ASEAN member states in Hong Kong (China) paid tribute to the former Party chief at the Vietnamese Consulate General in Hong Kong (China).

Deputy Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Song Ruan wrote: “On behalf of the Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (China), I would like to extend my greatest sympathy over the death of former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Do Muoi. He had made outstanding contributions to the development of the China-Vietnam relations. We will remember him forever.”

In these days, tribute-paying services were also held in Russia, Switzerland, South Africa, Italy, the Netherlands, Chile, Mexico and Mozambique.

Vietnam is observing two days of national mourning for the former Party chief on October 6 and 7.