Respect-paying ceremonies for former Party leader held abroad

(VOVWORLD) - The Vietnamese Embassies in India, the Philippines and Tanzania on Saturday held respect-paying ceremonies and opened books  of condolences in commemoration of former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu.
Respect-paying ceremonies for former Party leader held abroad - ảnh 1The Vietnamese Embassy in India holds a respect-paying ceremony for former Party leader Le Kha Phieu

Speaking at the ceremony in New Delhi, Vietnamese Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau recalled milestones in the career of comrade Le Kha Phieu from his first days in the army to his election as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee. Comrade Le Kha Phieu had made important contributions to the glorious revolutionary cause of the CPV and the nation, as well as the successes in foreign affairs such as the signing of the Vietnam-China Land Border Treaty in 1999 and the Vietnam-US Bilateral Trade Agreement in 2000, Chau stressed.

Representatives of organizations and diplomatic missions in India, including the ambassadors of Laos, the Republic of Korea and Morocco, together with Indian officials and international friends came to the Vietnamese Embassy to pay last tribute to the former Party leader.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) sent a letter of condolences to the Vietnamese Embassy.

At the ceremony in the Philippines, Vietnamese Ambassador Hoang Huy Chung highlighted comrade Le Kha Phieu’s great contributions to the struggle for national independence and reunification as well as the implementation of noble international duties.

Due to the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and enforcement of social distancing order in Manila, Philippine authorities, diplomatic agencies and the Vietnamese community sent diplomatic notes, letters and messages of condolences to the Vietnamese Embassy.

At the ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Vietnamese Ambassador to Tanzania Nguyen Nam Tien, who is also in charge of Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Somalia, recalled the biography and milestones in the revolutionary career of comrade Le Kha Phieu.

On behalf of the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), CCM's Ideology and Publicity Secretary Humphrey Polepole paid tribute to comrade Le Kha Phieu and wrote in the book of condolences.