Respect-paying ceremonies for President held abroad

THURSDAY, 27/09/2018 07:53:43

The Vietnamese Embassy in China held a ceremony in Beijing on September 26 to pay the last respect to President Tran Dai Quang.

At the ceremony in Beijing, China. Photo: VNA
Delivering the funeral eulogy, Ambassador Dang Minh Khoi highlighted the President’s great dedication and contributions to the Party and the nation. 

In his capacity as the Head of the State during the past 29 months, President Quang paid nearly 20 State-level visits and attended multilateral conferences abroad, hosted around 20 official welcome ceremonies for Kings, Emperors and heads of State to Vietnam, especially he successfully chaired the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2017, the diplomat said. 

He said that in different positions, the deceased made great contributions to the neighborliness and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and China via visits and reception for visiting Chinese leaders. 

Recalling his meeting with the President at the embassy, Khoi said he remembers the leader’s sentiment and sincere attention to the embassy staff, adding that his dedication and responsibility in the capacity as head of State have left a deep impression on the Vietnamese people, including officials and Party members at the embassy.

On September 26, ambassadors of Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, the Philippines, Cuba, Russia, Poland, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Belgium and Canada in China offered incense and extended condolences to the embassy staff. 

The embassy is opening a funeral book on September 26-27.

The same day, the Vietnamese embassies in India, New Zealand and Israel also held respect-paying ceremonies for the President. 

The Vietnamese Embassy in Germany holds a ceremony in tribute to President Tran Dai Quang on September 26. Photo: VNA

The Vietnamese Embassies in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Turkey on September 26 also held ceremonies and opened condolence books in tribute to President Tran Dai Quang.

A large number of staff members from Vietnamese representative agencies, enterprises and overseas Vietnamese in Germany came to pay their last respects to the Vietnamese President. They offered incense and held a minute’s silence to remember the beloved leader. 

On behalf of the Vietnamese Embassy’s staff, Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung highlighted contributions of President Quang, who devoted his whole life to the nation’s revolutionary cause and was honoured with noble orders.

A similar ceremony was organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in the Czech Republic on the same day, which drew the participation of the Ambassadors and diplomats of ASEAN member states, Japan, Belarus, Egypt and Chile, and Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Vojtech Filip.

In the eulogy read at the ceremony, Ambassador Ho Minh Tuan stressed that President Tran Dai Quang had excellent contributions to the Party’s revolutionary cause, and his passing was a great loss to the Party, State and people, leaving deep sorrow to both Vietnamese people and international friends.

Writing in the condolence book, Vojtech Filip expressed his deep condolences to the Vietnamese people, and the family of President Tran Dai Quang.

Memorial ceremonies for President Tran Dai Quang were also held at the Vietnamese Embassies in the Netherlands and Turkey, which drew large numbers of international diplomats who came to offer their condolences.



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