The respect-paying ceremony for President Tran Dai Quang at the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia (Source: VNA)

Sydney (VNA) - The Australian flag was hoisted at half mast at all buildings of public agencies in all the states nationwide on September 26 to commemorate Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang who passed away on September 21.

The same day, the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia and its Consulates General in Sydney and Perth opened the funeral books and held respect-paying ceremonies for President Quang.

All the staff of the embassy in Canberra held a minute’s silence to remember President Quang.

Ambassador Ngo Huong Nam, is his writing in the funeral book, wrote that he was shocked by the departure of President Quang, adding that all the staff of the embassy would like to offer deepest condolences to the President’s family.

Coming to pay tribute to the Vietnamese President and write in the funeral book, Lynda Worthaisong from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade expressed her deep grief over the passing of President Quang. She sent her condolences to his family as well as the Vietnamese Party, State and people.

Representatives from diplomatic missions, embassies of countries in Australia, and Vietnamese expats living in the country also attended the respect-paying ceremony.

The same day’s morning, representatives from the Consulates General of Turkey, Brazil and Thailand visited and paid tribute to President Quang at the respect-paying ceremony held in the Vietnamese Consulate General in Sydney.-VNA