Tribute-paying ceremonies for Vietnamese President held overseas

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam Fatherland Front President Tran Thanh Man laid a wreath at a commemoration ceremony held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba on Wednesday. He wrote in the book of condolences that President Tran Dai Quang has significant contribution to the Party and nation’s revolutionary cause.

At the respect paying ceremony held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, many Japanese and foreign leaders expressed condolences, including Speaker of the Loser House, Tadamori Oshima, Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa, Gunma prefecture governor Massaki Osawa, Chairman of Japan-ASEAN Friendship Alliance, Hirofumi Nakasone and many Japanese business people and citizens as well as Vietnamese living and working in Japan.

Writing on the book of condolences after paying tribute to the Vietnamese leader at the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong  affirmed that President Tran Dai Quang had devoted his entire life to serve the country, increase locals’ living standards and improve the country’s position in the international arena.

“He always strongly supported the deepening of cooperation between Vietnam and Singapore and will always be remembered as a close friend of Singapore,” Lee wrote. “Singaporean people would like to share such a great loss with Vietnamese people”.

The Vietnamese embassies in Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, the Netherlands, Egypt, Russia, and France have held ceremonies to pay tribute to President Tran Dai Quang.

Large numbers of overseas Vietnamese, ambassadors and representatives from delegations to the UN, international organizations in New York and local officials came to the mission’s headquarters to pay respect to the Vietnamese President. The heads of State and Government along with senior officials of many countries, who are in New York for the high-level meeting of the 73rd UN General Assembly, also paid tribute to President Tran Dai Quang. Writing in the funeral book, the guests expressed deep condolences to the Government and people of Vietnam over the death of the Vietnamese President.

On Monday, the UN flied the flag at half-mast in tribute to the Vietnamese President.

On Wednesday morning, the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia and the Consulate Generals in Sydney and Perth, and the Vietnamese Embassies in New Zealand and Russia opened a mourning book for diplomatic corps and overseas Vietnamese communities to pay tribute to the late President.

On Wednesday, Lao state agencies lower the flag to half-mast to remember President Tran Dai Quang. This is a special national mourning formality practiced in Lao-Vietnam relations.