Large numbers of foreign officials, diplomats, friends and overseas Vietnamese around the world paid tribute to former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Do Muoi at Vietnamese Embassies around the world.
The Cuban Ambassador to Chile writes in the condolence book at the Vietnamese Embassy in Chile. (Photo: VNA)
Do Muoi, who passed away in Hanoi on October 1 at the age of 101, served as General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee from June 1991 to December 1997.
Vietnam holds a State funeral and two days of national mourning for him on October 6 and 7.
In Chile, after the Vietnamese Embassy opened a condolence book on October 5 (local time), a representative from the Chilean foreign minister Juan Carlos Barrientos and President of the Chile-Vietnam Cultural Institute Ángela Margarita Jeria Gómez were among the guests who came to pay last respects to the deceased Vietnamese party leader.
Ambassadors and diplomats from the embassies of Russia, Cuba, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, El Salvador, Brazil, Venezuela and Turkey also paid tribute and wrote in the funeral book.
At the tribute ceremony held by the Vietnamese Embassy in the Czech Republic, the embassy staff were joined by representatives from the Communist Party of Bohemia and Morava, ambassadors and diplomats of ASEAN countries, Japan, Russia, the Palestine, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Libya, Ghana, and Vietnamese associations in Europe and the Czech Republic.
A representative from the Communist Party of Bohemia and Morava wrote in the funeral book: “On behalf of the leader of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Morava and Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies Vojtech Filip, we offer deepest condolences to the Vietnamese people over the loss of a great son, a great politician who is also a friend of the Czech Republic.”
Similar events were held and funeral books opened at the Vietnamese Embassies in Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, Myanmar and Israel on October 4 and 5. Most funeral books will remain open through October 6.VNA