Some 1,500 domestic and international delegations with approximately 50,000 people had paid tribute to President Tran Dai Quang by 17:00 on September 26, according to the national funeral organising board.
The foreign delegations included those from Laos led by Vice President Phankham Viphavanh; from Cambodia led by Prime Minister Hun Sen; from China led by Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China Zhao Leji; from Cuba led by Vice President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers Roberto Morales Ojeda; from Russia led by Deputy Chairwoman of the State Duma of Russia Epifanova Olga Nikolaevna; from the Republic of Korea led by Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon and from Singapore led by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean.
Most of the delegations paid respect to President Tran Dai Quang at the National Funeral Hall, No. 5 Tran Thanh Tong, Hanoi.
Meanwhile, around 430 delegations from domestic agencies, localities, diplomatic agencies and international friends paid homage to the President at the Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City, and more than 200 delegations paid tribute to him in his hometown Quang Thien commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province.
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.
The nation is observing a two-day national mourning on September 26 and 27.