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Foreign delegations pay respects to Vietnam's late president

Updated at Thursday, 27 Sep 2018, 11:12
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam’s state funeral for President Tran Dai Quang is organized at the National Funeral Hall, No.5 Tran Thanh Tong street, Hanoi from September 26-27.
According to the national funeral organizing board, numerous delegations of foreign nations and representatives of international organizations in Vietnam came to pay respects to deceased President Tran Dai Quang, who passed away on September 21 at the age of 61.

The foreign delegations included those from Berlarus, Cambodia,
China, Cuba, Japan, Laos, Mozambique, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, the World Federation of Trade Union, Non-residential Pontifical Representative to Vietnam, among others.

Earlier, a large number of foreign dignitaries sent messages of condelences over the passing of President Quang.

Vietnam's diplomatic missions overseas all over the world, from Australia, Cuba to Switzerland, Cambodia, Laos, the United Nations also received condolences from local residents and overseas Vietnamese.

The funeral is held by the Party Central Committee, National Assembly, State President, Government and Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee. President Tran Dai Quang was laid in state at the National Funeral Hall. 

The State funeral for the President began at 7am on September 26 at the National Funeral Hall, No.5 Tran Thanh Tong, Hanoi.

The memorial service will be held at 7:30am on September 27 at the National Funeral Hall, the Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City and the President’s native land.

The burial ceremony will take place from 3:30pm on the same day in the president's native land in Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.

Some 1,500 domestic and international delegations with approximately 50,000 people had paid tribute to President Tran Dai Quang by 5pm on September 26 at the funeral in Hanoi, the national funeral organizing board said.

In addition, many delegations from domestic and foreign agencies, localities and international friends paid homage to President Quang at the Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City, and in his hometown Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.

The followings are the grave images when the foreign delegations paid respects to deceased President Tran Dai Quang:
 
French delegation paid tribute to President Tran Dai Quang. Photo: VNA
The Cuban delegation pays tribute to President Tran Dai Quang. Photo: VNA
 
A delegation from Japan was led by Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan Toshihiro Nikai. Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko also sent a wreath to the funeral.
A delegation from Japan is led by Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan Toshihiro Nikai. Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko also sent a wreath to the funeral. Photo: VNA
Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma of Russia Epifanova Olga Nikolaevna led the delegations to the ceremony.
Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma of Russia Epifanova Olga Nikolaevna leads the delegations to the ceremony. Photo: VNA

 
Prime Minister of South Korea Lee Nak-yeon expresses his condolences with President Tran Dai Quang's family at his funeral. Photo: VNA
Prime Minister of South Korea Lee Nak-yeon expresses his condolences with President Tran Dai Quang's family at his funeral. Photo: VNA
 
Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean headed a delegation from Singapore. Photo: VNA
Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean heads a delegation from Singapore. Photo: VNA
 
The Kingdom of Thailand paid tribute to President Tran Dai Quang. Photo: VNA
The Kingdom of Thailand pays tribute to President Tran Dai Quang. Photo: VNA
 
The Lao delegation to the ceremony is headed by Vice President Phankham Viphavanh. Photo: VNA
The Lao delegation to the ceremony is headed by Vice President Phankham Viphavanh. Photo: VNA
 
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen pays respect to President Tran Dai Quang. Photo: VNA
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen pays respect to President Tran Dai Quang. Photo: VNA
 
Chairman of the Council of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich pays respect to President Tran Dai Quang. Photo: VNA
Chairman of the Council of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich pays respect to President Tran Dai Quang. Photo: VNA
 
A delegation of the World Federation of Trade Union led by General Secretary George Mavrikos at the ceremony. Photo: VNA
A delegation of the World Federation of Trade Union led by General Secretary George Mavrikos at the ceremony. Photo: VNA
 
Archbishop Marek Zalewski, Non-residential Pontifical Representative to Vietnam paid homage to President Quang. Photo: VNA
Archbishop Marek Zalewski, Non-residential Pontifical Representative to Vietnam pays homage to President Quang. Photo: VNA
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